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[Hands-on experience of authentic indigo dyeing / Tokushima] – One-of-a-kind indigo dyeing experience at the capital of “Japan Blue”

Join us for an authentic hands-on experience of traditional indigo dyeing Tokushima has been famous for. Visit to our indigo farms or watching how to make sukumo (fermented indigo) would enhance your learning experience about Awa indigo dyeing.

Join us for a traditional indigo dyeing experience with lye-fermented natural indigo. The techniques have been handed down for hundreds of years. From either cotton canvas bag, scarf, T-shirt or noren (Japanese short curtain) made of various fabrics, choose one item for dyeing.
Big groups and families are welcome. We have a huge dyeing pot about the size of 160 cm (5.2 ft) deep filled with 900 l (237 gal) of indigo dye.
In spring and summer, enjoy the scenery of our indigo farms in front of the studio. In autumn and winter, check out how to make sukumo (fermented indigo).
Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Awa indigo.
We will show you step by step, so relax and enjoy handcrafting a piece of art. (We take reservations until 6:00 PM on the previous day.)

 

<Time>
10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM

 

<Price>
Canvas bag: 8,800 JPY
Scarf: 6,600 JPY
T-shirt: 8,800 JPY
Noren (Japanese short curtain): 16,500 JPY

 

<Place>
Yamauchi Co., Ltd.
Address: 2698-5, Haibara, Wakimachi Aza, Mima City, Tokushima, Japan
e-mail:surf360@amber.plala.or.jp
Contact No. +81-883-52-5168 (only on the day of experience)

 

<Access>
◎By car: 4 minutes from Wakimachi interchange
◎By public transportations: 6 minutes by taxi from JR Anabuki Station

 

<Procedures>(1 – 2 hours)
– Explanations about Awa indigo dyeing
– Visit to indigo farms (April – November) or watching sukumo making (October – February)
– Choice of material, designing patterns, dyeing and washing
– Your finished artwork is wet and we’ll put it in a plastic bag to take home. Please hang it to dry at home.

 

<Meeting Place>
Yamauchi Co., Ltd. (Please be on time. Parking is available.)
◎By public transportations: 6 minutes by taxi from JR Anabuki Station.
◎By car: 4 minutes from Wakimachi IC.
Local taxi companies: Aishin Taxi (0120 521556 *local call) or Orange Taxi (+81 883 53 3141)
Address: 2698-5, Haibara, Wakimachi Aza, Mima City, Tokushima, Japan
e-mail:surf360@amber.plala.or.jp
*Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
*Language: Japanese (Detailed instruction sheets in English are available and our staff will show you step by step.)

Time Required 1 - 2 hours
Price Canvas bag: 8,800 JPY
Scarf: 6,600 JPY
T-shirt: 8,800 JPY
Noren (Japanese short curtain): 16,500 JPY
Application Deadline Until 6 p.m. the day before
Address 2698-5, Haibara, Wakimachi Aza, Mima City, Tokushima, Japan
Meeting place Yamauchi Co., Ltd.