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Dentou-Kougeikan (Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop)

Dentou-Kougeikan (Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop)

Dentou-Kougeikan

Dentou-Kougeikan

Visitors can experience indigo dyeing – one of Japan’s artistic handicrafts. Our staff guides you with care so that beginners can enjoy the genuine indigo dyeing.

Some of the dyeing needs appointments. Please call our office for further information.

MINKA-EN Map

MINKA-EN Map

* When you entered from the Front Gate or the Rear Gate of Nihon Minkaen, please walk to the West Gate (Dento Kogeikan).

Opening Hours 9:30 – 17:00 (9:30 – 16:30 Nov. to Feb.)
Reception Hours 9:30 – 11:00, 13:00 – two hours and 30 minutes before closing
Closed Mondays (It’s open when a national holiday falls on Monday, and closed on the following day.)
December 29 - January 3
Admission Fee Free (Only Entrance of Traditional Indigo Dyeing Worksshop.)
* In the cace ot entrance to Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum, you need
to pay admission fee.
Transportation
  • BY TRAIN : 20 minutes walk from Mukougaoka-yuen Station, Odakyu Line
  • BY BUS : 5 minutes walk from Senshu Daigaku-mae bus stop, Odakyu-line bus
  • PARKING INFORMATION : Ikuta-Ryokuchi West Parking Lot (a toll parking lot)

You can try Indigo Dyeing

Indigo dyeing “Aizome″

Indigo dyeing “Aizome″

Indigo dyeing “Aizome″

Indigo dyeing “Aizome″

"Shiborizome"

“Shiborizome”

1. Dyeing a Handkerchief or a Shop curtain

Visitors can try indigo dyeing using a plain handkerchief. It’s easy even if it is your first experience. It takes 30 minutes to an hour.

Charges
  • A plain handkerchief 600 yen
  • A tie-dyed handkerchief 900 yen
  • A tie-dyed shop curtain (noren) S size 1,500 yen
  • A tie-dyed shop curtain L size 3,000 yen

*Reservation in advance is recommended, because we have sometimes a training course or groups of visitors.

2. Dyeing Your Own Goods (needs reservations)

You can enjoy creative dyeing with your goods brought in. For making reservations, please make phone calls at any time during the opening hours.

Charges
  • 15 yen per 1 gram of cloth
Examples
  • A handkerchief (weighs about 20 grams) — 300 yen
  • A Japanese hand towel (40 grams) — 600 yen
  • A T-shirt (120 grams) — 1800 yen

 

Japanese indigo plants

Indigo dyeing “Aizome″

Indigo dyeing “Aizome″

The Indigo, “Ai″ in Japanese, is an annual plant of joint weed family. We get dyestuffs from the leaves. Reaped leaves are dried, cut fine, fermented, and applied pressure. Adding lime, ash water,and well water, we heat and ferment them to make indigo solution.

Indigo dyeing, “Aizome″, is a simple handwork our ancestors had cultivated. We apply the solution to cloth and have the cloth aired to repeat oxidation. You can find the beautiful Japanese ancient color, which has a color tone deeper than sky blue and lighter than navy blue.

For further information, please call our office;

Dentou-Kougeikan

Dentou-Kougeikan

Dentou-Kougeikan (Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop)

7-1-3 Masugata, Tama-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture 214-0032

TEL:+81-44-900-1101

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