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Mar. 25, 2019 UPDATE

Kamon Workshop:BANBA SENKOGYO CO., Ltd.

- 馬場染工業株式会社 -
Traveler Friendly
The owner and staff will generally teach the dyeing method in English. The careful demonstration given beforehand makes it easy for anyone to go through the dyeing process.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese, simple English
896 11 6.3 1 reviews
Mar. 25, 2019 UPDATE

Kamon Workshop:BANBA SENKOGYO CO., Ltd.

- 馬場染工業株式会社 -
Traveler Friendly
The owner and staff will generally teach the dyeing method in English. The careful demonstration given beforehand makes it easy for anyone to go through the dyeing process.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese, simple English
896 11 6.3 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Try Dyeing Items With Traditional Japanese Emblems!
Located near Kyoto’s business district of Karasuma Oike, BANBA SENKOGYO CO., Ltd. offers a Kamon (Family Emblem) Workshop to dye traditional Japanese emblems onto towels, accessory cases, bags and other items. Kamon were emblems used mainly during the Heian Period (794-1185) on Kimono and other items to represent names and peoples social status. A unique aspect of this workshop is the ability to dye items with Kamon designs actually used by Sengoku Period generals like Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. All the items that the emblems go on to are dyed black with a dyeing technique called Kyo-kurozome, which originated in Kyoto. Black is a traditional Japanese color and the Japanese have long depicted the beauty of the color on mediums such as India-ink paintings and lacquer ware. Approximately 5,000 emblems are available. Of particular interest are the set of flower emblems that represent all 366 birthdays in existence. Try dyeing something with your own birthday flower emblem to mark your item with your birthday in the place of your name. Weekday visits do not require a reservation, and, if you select your item quickly, you can finish within 10 minutes.
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Details
Open Hours
9am - 5pm
Reservations
Accepted ・Reservations are generally required, but not having a reservation on weekdays is OK.
Closed
Saturday, Sunday and national holidays (Open with advanced reservation for parties of two or more.)
Price range
Depending on the items & duration Item and workshop fees are separate. ・Workshop fee: ¥500 per hour (After reaching 30 minutes, ¥500) ・Cost per emblem: ¥500 ・Item fee: Depending on the items.
Credit cards
VISA, MASTER / Accepted
Other
You can also dye emblems fashioned after an original logo or illustration if you bring the image base (a drawing in black ink on white paper). You will be charged an additional pattern paper fee.
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