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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 Tokyo's suburbs.

The town of Hachioji, located in the suburbs of Tokyo, is the center of weaving history in Tokyo and has kept the tradition of Tama-ori weaving alive.

It is an interesting time for the traditional weaving industry, as Japanese people no longer wear kimonos regularly. Therefore, many artists are currently challenging themselves to utilize their techniques in new ways, designing new artwork and fashion goods. 

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

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 weave in the traditional way. A well known artisan, he collaborates with iconic Japanese designer fashion brands, such as Issei Miyake and Comme des Garçon. He also produces 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, Tokyo (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, Tokyo (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.