2024.01.24

Aizome Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Try out aizome (traditional Japanese indigo) dyeing for yourself at the "someya”(染屋), with a thatched roof house.

Aizome(藍染)is a traditional Japanese Indigo dyeing method, and Ai(indigo) is a dye that is collected from the leaves of Japanese indigo plant, and a deep blue color that is called “Japan blue”. There used to be many dyeing houses called the “someya”(染屋) in Minamiaizu.

Visitors can try out aizome dyeing for themselves at the someya where is Japanese Kominka house with a thatched roof in Okuaizu Museum.You’ll surely have a valuable experience with traditional Japanese culture that will make you feel like you traveled back in time for the day.

・This workshop is suited for beginners, and good for as memento of your trip or as souvenirs for friends back home!

・Dye items such as handkerchiefs using natural indigo dyes.

・Methods like “shibori” (tie-dyed) , that tying items with rubber band , where you can get really creative with your design.

・Acceptable number of people :5-50 people at one time (Up to 200 people)

・Required time: about 1-2 hours *Depend on the number of people

・Workshop fee: 1200 yen handkerchief, 1300yen“tenugui”(手ぬぐい), 1500 yen Bandana *not included Okuaizu Museum admission fee.

・Okuaizu Museum admission fee : Adult 300yen(250yen)/Student(high school)200yen(150yen)/Student (under high school)100yen(50yen)
*prices within parentheses are group rates(20 people or more) *pre-school children are free

・Workshop available date: May-September

・Workshop available time:9 :00-15:00

住所 【Place】Okuaizu Museum
3692-20 Nishizawayama Itozawa, Minamiaizu-town, Fukushima pref.
電話番号 0241-66-3077
FAX 0241-66-3088
交通アクセス 【Access】
15 min on foot from Aizu-Sanson-Dojo station
3 hours 15 min by train from Asakusa, Tokyo to Aizu-Sanson-Dojo station
URL https://www.town.minamiaizu.lg.jp/official/bunka_sports_kanko/bunka/okuaizuhakubutsukan/1270.html

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