TRADITIONAL WEAVING AT THE HOUSE AND ATELIER OF A CRAFTSMAN

Out of the 35 certified traditional weaving styles in Japan, Tokyo prides in 3 weaving styles, Tama-ori, Murayama Oshima Tsumugi, and Honba Kihachijyo.

Traditional Japanese weaver's house and atelier in the Tokyo suburbs.

The town of Hachioji in the suburb of Tokyo has kept the tradition of Tama-ori and is the center of weaving history in Tokyo. We invite you to a traditional atelier with a history of over 100 years to meet a government certified traditional artist. He will be our host to tour the atelier and teach us how to perform weaving in the traditional way.

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

It is an interesting time for the traditional weaving industry because Japanese people no longer regularly wear kimono, so the artists are currently challenging themselves to utilize their techniques in designing new artwork and fashion goods. The artisan collaborates with Japanese iconic fashion designer brands such as Issei Miyake and Comme des Garcon. They also produce their original design products which have been featured on the cover of the MoMA art collection and other magazines.

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Weaving and Gallery Kaiseki Lunch

Experience includes:Weaving experience (make your own coaster or scarf) with Kaiseki lunch at a gallery
Duration:3.5 hours (can be adjusted upon request)
Location:Hachioji (inquire for further details)
Price:Please contact us to inquire about pricing
Max # of people:up to 10

Weaving

Experience includes:Weaving experience (make your own coaster or scarf)
Duration:2 hours (can be adjusted upon request)
Location:Hachioji (inquire for further details)
Price:Please contact us to inquire about pricing
Max # of people:up to 10

recommended for people who...

want to experience the traditional Japanese weaving process
are interested in Japanese fashion
want to learn about how traditional Japanese crafts are being used in modern Japan

optional add-ons to make your plan more memorable...

We can provide TRANSPORTATION, PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY, and KIMONO for your experience.

Please inquire.