Traditional Dyeing Workshops at Tomihiro Senko｜Kyozome・Kyo-Yuzen
The Kyo-Yuzen (traditional Japanese dyeing technique) specialist “Tomihiro Senko” is located in Kyoto’s Karasuma area and offer authentic Kyo-Yuzen dyeing workshops.
Tomihiro Senko are known for their extremely high quality and imperially recognized Kimono—including Homongi (Semi-formal women’s kimono) and Furisode (Long-sleeved kimono)—and the great importance they place on traditional craft techniques.
The first floor of Tomihiro Senko contains a range of smaller items that use the Kyo-Yuzen dyeing technique, such as clutch bags, and fans.
The second floor is where the Yuzen dyeing workshops take place. Here can also see the Yuzen dyers at work too.
When you take part in one of the Yuzen dyeing workshops, you will receive the kind guidance of professional Yuzen dyers and get the opportunity to work where they do, allowing you to get a sense of what it’s like to be the real deal.
You can choose your favorite color and make something personal for yourself. Also, after the roughly two hour workshop is done, you’ll be able to take home your completed Yuzen creation.
Tomihiro Senko cherishes traditional crafting techniques and run their dyeing workshops with a desire to spread knowledge and experience of these techniques to the people of the world.
I have no doubt that through these workshops you’ll discover things you never knew and find a new appreciation for dyed things.
This is definitely a worthwhile experience for anyone with an interest in dyeing.