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Watabun (Orinasu-kan)
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Holiday Monday
Business time 10:00~16:00
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Discover the History of Nishijin Textiles in a Kyoto Townhouse.

Founded in 1906, Watabun is a long-established company that carries the tradition of “Nishijin brocade” into the present.

It is located in the Nishijin textile district, which is supported by labor division of yarn dyeing, warping, and hand weaving.

Orinasukan is a “weaver’s house,” an architectural style unique to Nishijin in which the workplace and residence are combined into a single structure.

Feel the breath of history of Nishijin, the city of Kyoto, with its traditional Kyoto machiya houses and cobblestone streets.

 

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Price ¥700~¥500,000
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[030-01]Atelier visit (with a souvenir included) Show detail

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Enjoy your visit to a long-established Nishijin brocade shop with a more than 100-year history.

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 2~15 people
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Price:
2,200yen
Time Required:
about 0.75 hour

[030-02]Handloom weaving experience (with a souvenir included) Show detail

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Enjoy your visit to a long-established Nishijin brocade shop with a more than 100-year history.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 2~6 people
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Price:
6,600yen
Time Required:
about 2.5 hours

Craftsman profile

Isao Tsuda

Isao Tsuda

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1968 Entered Watabun Co.
1995 Certified as a traditional craftsman
2010 Kyoto City Traditional Craftsman Award for Distinguished Service to Traditional Crafts
2013 Award for Outstanding Technical Worker in Kyoto Prefecture (Contemporary Master Craftsman)

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