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SOUSHI TSUZURE-EN TEXTILE STUDIO
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● Nishijin Tsuzure-ori: delicate painting-like brocade weaving
Have you ever heard of Kyoto nail-scratching tapestry weaving technique? Artisan sharpens his fingernails into a saw-tooth shape and uses them like a comb to create a relief brocade pattern. This technique is very advanced and time consuming — even the most skillful and experienced craftsman spends the whole day to weave only a few centimeters of textile. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to learn from the master craftsman Kikuo Hirano about Tsuzure-ori weaving and get some insights into the art of color arrangement.

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[011-01]Atelier visit 詳細表示

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Become a fan of Tsuzure-ori tapestry weaving by meeting and talking to Kikuo Hirano, the distinguished expert in his field decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure Award!

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 2~10 people
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
1,650yen
Time Required:
about 0.75 hour

[011-02]Atelier visit & thread winding experience 詳細表示

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Become a fan of Tsuzure-ori tapestry weaving by meeting and talking to Kikuo Hirano, the distinguished expert in his field decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure Award!

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 2~6 people
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
3,850yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[011-03]Atelier visit & loom weaving experience 詳細表示

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Become a fan of Tsuzure-ori tapestry weaving by meeting and talking to Kikuo Hirano, the distinguished expert in his field decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure Award!

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 2~2 people
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
7,150yen
Time Required:
about 3 hours

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[011-04]Atelier visit & loom weaving experience (lampshade) 詳細表示

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Become a fan of Tsuzure-ori tapestry weaving by meeting and talking to Kikuo Hirano, the distinguished expert in his field decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure Award!

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 2~2 people
In case of 4 participants, please contact us.
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
7,700yen
Time Required:
about 3 hours

Craftsman profile

Kikuo Hirano

Kikuo Hirano

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1939 Born in Kyoto
1997 Became a certified Traditional Craftsman
2003 Received the Kyoto City Traditional Industrial Techniques Award
2008 Was decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure Award (6th class, Silver Rays)

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