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KOHO Nishiki Textile Studio
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Address 25 Shichiku Shimonokishi-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto
Holiday Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (inquire in advance)
Business time 9:00~17:00
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The beauty of Nishiki created through orchestrated effort of numerous craftsmen
Since ancient times, Nishiki-ori, Kyoto silk brocades woven with gold, silver and multi-colored threads, have been valued for their luxurious appearance. KOHO Nishiki Textile Studio undertakes the restoration of precious ancient textiles and conducts a thorough research about the traditional weaving techniques, from the silk cocoons processing to the tools and weaving equipment. Nishiki textiles are created through the combined skills of numerous craftsmen, involving not less than 70 various processes. The works of the textile artist Koho Tatsumura are characterized by a stunning luminous three-dimensional effect and are called “The Weaving of Light” overseas.

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Price ¥4,000~¥300,000
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[009-01] Entry level : Visit and shopping for Nishikiori art works (With special offers) Show detail

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Visit a textile studio and get acquainted with genuine Nishiki brocades, the pinnacle of Japanese silk weaving art.

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~20 people
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Time Required:
about 1 hour

[009-02] Entry level : Nishikiori workshop tour and weaving experience (Plain weaving) [With special offer]. Show detail

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How about a genuine hands-on experience of Nishiki brocade weaving, the pinnacle of Japanese silk weaving art?

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
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Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

[009-05] Advanced level :Nishikiori workshop tour and Nishiki Tall Loom hand weaving experience. Show detail

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Discover the finest hand-weaving techniques!

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Reservation deadline: 1week before
Number of participants: 1~1 people
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Time Required:
about 3.5 hours

Craftsman profile

Amane Tatsumura

Amane Tatsumura


Born in 1974 in Kyoto as the eldest son of Koho Tatsumura, a Nishiki weaving artist.
Great-grandfather: first generation Heizo Tatsumura (artist name Koha).
Grandfather: second generation Heizo Tatsumura (artist name Kosho).
Graduated from the Tokyo Zokei University.
Operates a traditional Japanese loom and creates textile art works.
Supervises studio visits, Textile Culture Salon and weaving experience in the Japan Traditional Textile Foundation.
Engaged in writing, seal engraving and ceramic production.
Representative director of Tatsumura Koho company.
Adjunct instructor at the Doshisha University Project Department (2015).

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