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“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton

  • “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton
  • Make you own, one of a kind dyed bandana
  • See how beautifully the indigo color changes
  • Tour an exhibition where you can see the history of Kawachi cotton
Time of experience10:00~13:30 *Ending time is subject to change due to weather.
Duration約3時間30分  *Meals not included. If you need a meal please be sure to arrange it yourself.
Number of participants2〜8
Days availableEvery 1st and 3rd Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Irregular on weekends
AddressKawachi Cotton Indigo Dyeing Preservation Society

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“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton

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・Experience indigo dyeing a Kawachi cotton bandana
・Tea or coffee included
※Ending time may change based on weather.
※No meals included, if required provide them yourself.
※The fabric used is not made of Kawachi cotton
This course is available in Japanese only. Those who wish to include an English interpreter can do so when selecting the time and date of the experience.

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Address

Kawachi Cotton Indigo Dyeing Preservation Society (Osaka Prefecture, Yao, Suehirocho 1-chome-10-10)

Access

7 minutes on foot from the east side of Kyuhoji Guchi Station on the Kintetsu Osaka Line

Activity Information

◆Kawachi cotton culture passed down since the Edo era

Kawachi cotton refers to hand-woven textiles made from cotton cultivated in Kawachi. Its special feature are the robust threads. The fabric becomes smoother with each wash, which earned it a special recognition and status as a local specialty during the Edo period.
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton

◆Elegant yet strong

One more feature of the Kawachi cotton are the many patterns that are created during the indigo dyeing process, combining both aesthetics with versatile utility. In fact, Kawachi cotton became so popular that it even made countless appearances during weddings as gifts and utensils.
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton

◆Kawachi cotton experience

At this workshop, you can experience the best part of the process: dyeing the fabric with indigo and washing and drying it. The production process, which involves repeated dyeing and drying, is time-consuming, but the delicate techniques inherited by craftsmen and the depth of Kawachi cotton tradition are impressive. Added bonus is, you can take your finished product home with you!

▼Experience hosted by the Kawachi Cotton Preservation Society

“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton

▼Applying adhesive to create the pattern

※Not included in the experience. Due to time constraints the facility will prepare the fabric in advance.
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton

▼Indigo, ready for dyeing

“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton

▼Upon drying the cloth soaked in indigo a beautiful color appears.

“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton

◆Various exhibits of Kawachi cotton on display

The workshop boasts and exhibition related to the history of Kawachi cotton. Even though the patterns and design may appear modern, in truth they are over 150 years old, their beauty becoming an inseparable part of the traditional culture.
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton

◆The gentle and nice members of the association

Every member of the society wants to preserve and pass down the history and culture associated with the Kawachi cotton and indigo dyeing. During the experience you will not only learn about the craft and its history, but also have the opportunity to experience the warmth and hospitality of the dedicated members of the society up close.
“Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton “Bandana Indigo Dyeing Experience" with Kawachi cotton

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Important Notes

※The time at which the experience concludes is subject to change based on weather.
※No meals included.
※There is a space available where food and drinks can be consumed.
※The fabric used during the experience is not made of Kawachi cotton.
※Same fees apply for both children and adults.
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