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Business hours 10:00~16:00
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● Feel the history of Nishijin brocades in an old Kyoto machiya
Established in 1906, Watabun is a long-standing shop specializing in Nishijin silk brocades. From yarn dyeing and warping to weaving gorgeous obi sashes by hand and Noh costume restoration, the establishment protects the original Nishijin-ori techniques by maintaining the traditional system of division of labour. Watabun is situated in Daikoku-cho district, the heart of Nishijin textile industry with numerous weaving companies standing side by side. Orinasukan, a textile museum adjoining the workshop, has an architectural style characteristic of Nishijin weavers’ houses. Watabun and its neighbourhood with traditional Kyoto merchant houses and stone paving is a perfect place to feel the history of old Kyoto.

[030-01]Atelier visit (with a souvenir included) 詳細表示

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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: 3~15 people
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
1,620yen
Time Required:
about 0.75 hour

[030-02]Handloom weaving experience (with a souvenir included) 詳細表示

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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: 1week before
Number of participants: 3~5 people
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
10,800yen
Time Required:
about 2 hours
Holiday Every 2nd Saturday, Sundays & public holidays
Business hours 9:00~18:00
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● Rich glow of gold brocade
At Orisho Hirai, silk threads are intertwined with gold threads and woven into splendid gold brocade priest robes. According to the Nishijin weaving tradition, the umebata loom is installed below ground level to create the perfect condition for weaving—humidity softens the silk threads, making them easier to deal with. Kyoto traditional technique called hikibaku consists of affixing gold leaves on a sheet of washi paper with lacquer, cutting it into extremely thin filaments (about 0.3 mm) and weaving the obtained gold threads into the silk fabric for the luxurious three-dimensional effect.

[019-01]Atelier visit (with a souvenir included) 詳細表示

Atelier visit

Listen to the sounds of traditional handloom and feel the particular atmosphere of the atelier producing handwoven gold brocades.

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
Credit card OK
Price:
2,160yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

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2017/06/05

Our visit to the Atelier of Orishao Hirai was the most memorable experience, and was one of our most favourite...

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Holiday Irregular holidays
Business hours 10:00~17:00
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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.

[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:
7,560yen
Time Required:
about 3 hours

[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:
7,020yen
Time Required:
about 3 hours

Wonderful resourxe Translate

2017/04/10

What a great resource to connect travelers w local artisans!

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[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:
3,780yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[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:
1,620yen
Time Required:
about 0.75 hour
Holiday Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (inquire in advance)
Business hours 9:00~17:00
Workshop info

●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.

[009-03]Atelier visit & accessory making experience 詳細表示

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Enjoy a genuine hands-on experience of creating your own unique silk brocade accessory!

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~10 people
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
4,752yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

[009-02]Atelier visit & loom weaving experience 詳細表示

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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: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~4 people
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
2,700yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

[009-01]Atelier visit(+special benefit) 詳細表示

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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
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
1,620yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour