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Kyoto traditional weaving experience

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 77 reviews.Kyoto, Japan

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Experience hosted by Tatsumura

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

1. I will show you my workshop with commentary. You can appreciate Nishikori art work, restored textile, restored tall loom , tapestry.  It will take about 30~60 minutes.
2.In weaving experience you choose one kind of color thread from 8 kinds, weave weave of 10 cm square and take it home. It will take about 20 minutes/per person. It will take about 10 minutes for later processing.
You will experience in the same place as the place where the weaver is weaving.
3.At the end of the course I will show you the magic show of the textile.
There is a English speaking staff.(supporting host)
There is also shopping.
Two loom is available. In the case of three people you will weave in order.
The main thread used is silk thread, and other threads are gold thread and lame thread.
1. I will show you my workshop with commentary. You can appreciate Nishikori art work, restored textile, restored tall loom , tapestry.  It will take about 30~60 minutes.
2.In weaving experience you choose one kind of color thread from 8 kinds, weave weave of 10 cm square and take it home. It will take about 20 minutes/per person. It will take about 10 minutes for later processing.
You will experience in the same place as the place whe…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Colored threads, tools
From $25
/ person
Thu, Sep 24
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Thu, Sep 24
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Thu, Sep 24
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Tatsumura

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 77 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a Japanese traditional textile artist. 4th generation. I held some weaving culture work shops in order to inherit Japanese traditional textiles and culture. I would be very happy if we could interact with everyone through the textile.
I also have a weaving experience of ”Kyoto traditional twill weaving experience”. Please check it out.
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Where you'll be

You can see traditional textile and tall loom that Japanese people can not usually see.
The building of the workshop was built by traditional techniques.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 77 reviews.

Sherry
July 2020
This experience blew my mind! I was expecting just a tour of the place, but instead I was introduced to many jaw dropping silk-weaving masterpieces. Every art piece is carefully designed to the pixel level, and exquisitely made with high quality silk thread. They appear differently based on light, angle and the surrounding environment, almost like a pleasant optical illusion. I learned so much about the history of traditional Kyoto weaving. The hands on weaving experience was also super fun. I spent around 20-30min making just simple, small square, which made me appreciate the amount of effort put into each artwork even more!
This experience blew my mind! I was expecting just a tour of the place, but instead I was introduced to many jaw dropping silk-weaving masterpieces. Every art piece is carefully de…
Jin
March 2020
一般に認知されている西陣織と錦織の違いやその特徴、そして錦織がどのような人たちに愛されているのかを知ることができます。私が体験したときは少人数だったので、いろんな質問にも答えて頂けました。昔の織物はこうだった、今ではこうなった、こんな方に贈られた、こんな方に使って頂いている、などなど。 体験はもちろん実際の機械を使ってガシャンガシャンと行っていきます。機械といっても木や竹の類のものなので、すごく香りがいいです。動かしてるときの音が大好きになりました。 体験で作ったものは持ち帰りができるので、今はそれをどこで使うか考えて楽しんでます。 格式高そうで、かなり緊張していきましたが、無用な心配でした。飛び込んで経験してみて本当に良かったです。
一般に認知されている西陣織と錦織の違いやその特徴、そして錦織がどのような人たちに愛されているのかを知ることができます。私が体験したときは少人数だったので、いろんな質問にも答えて頂けました。昔の織物はこうだった、今ではこうなった、こんな方に贈られた、こんな方に使って頂いている、などなど。 体験はもちろん実際の機械を使ってガシャンガシャンと行っていきます。機械…
Vicki
February 2020
Please please do this! It's truly an experience you will never get anywhere else. You not only get to see beautifully woven pieces not otherwise seeable for most of the public. The weaving experience was very fun and personal!
Daniel
February 2020
Truly excellent experience. Tatsumura really knows what he's doing, and it's an honour to be able to learn about the history and basics of silks in Japan. Not to mention it's an amazing price, and you get to take the cloth you made home. Highly recommend.
Truly excellent experience. Tatsumura really knows what he's doing, and it's an honour to be able to learn about the history and basics of silks in Japan. Not to mention it's an am…
Eliana
January 2020
Yamada's stories are amazing and there is in place else to see what they share. Their workspace is magical for who love textiles.
Cally
January 2020
This experience is truly special and helped me learn about a rare and delicate form of craftsmanship that I could only dream of mastering. As a seamstress I work with silk and other fabric all day. The quality that they were producing was something truly remarkable. The process of weaving was authentic and fun to learn. Our guide and our teacher were both amazing and talented. Tips for taking this experience, I would wear socks and shoes that can easily be slipped on and off. Also know that while they speak very good English there is a lot of Japanese so having someone with you who speaks a little maybe helpful.
This experience is truly special and helped me learn about a rare and delicate form of craftsmanship that I could only dream of mastering. As a seamstress I work with silk and othe…

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  • Thu, Sep 24
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $25 per person
  • Thu, Sep 24
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Thu, Sep 24
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Fri, Sep 25
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $25 per person
  • Fri, Sep 25
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Fri, Sep 25
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Sat, Sep 26
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Sat, Sep 26
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $25 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

My wife Takako is in charge of weaving when I can't guide you. In addition, English support staff Minoru will also guide you through the workshop.
・You take off your shoes in most rooms.
・Eating and drinking in the workshop is prohibited.
・There is one restroom for one person.
・There are two stairs

What to bring

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