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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) Show detail

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:
3,300yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

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

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) Show detail

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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: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
In case of 4 participants, please contact us.
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
4,400yen
Time Required:
about 3 hours

[011-03]Atelier visit & loom weaving experience Show detail

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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: 4days before
Number of participants: 2~1 people
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
6,300yen
Time Required:
about 3 hours

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What a great resource to connect travelers w local artisans!

[011-02]Atelier visit & thread winding experience Show detail

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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

[011-01]Atelier visit Show detail

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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