Kaga Yuzen is one of three major kimono dyeing techniques in Japan.
This tradition was created in Ishikawa Prefecture.
This technique features “5 Colors of Kaga” (Kaga gosai) which are shades of blue, red, yellow, dark green, and purple.
The patterns traditionally consist of natural ornaments and may include old leaves, reflecting nature’s beauty as it is.
Mr. Tsurumi is from the second generation of artists at Kaga Yuzen artists at Tsurumi Dyeing and Decoration Crafts. At this studio, you’ll see versatility of the artist in the incorporation of another of Kanazawa’s representative crafts: the gold leaf.
Kanazawa produces over 99% of Japanese gold leaf which can be found even in products such as ice cream and coffee. At Tsurumi Dyeing and Decoration Crafts, you’ll be able to make your own gold leaf design over a black dyed cloth piece that you may use as table decoration. You’ll also have the opportunity to take photos on a Kaga Yuzen Kimono.
Time can be adapted to the guest’s requests.
Sample itinerary looks as follows:
13:30 ～14:00 Explanation, studio tour
14:00 ～15:00 Tote bag design experience
To inquire about availability, write to us with the following information:
・Number of participants
・Date and time
・If you require private transportation