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Kaga Yuzen Dyeing At Tsurumi Studio

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.


Itinerary Details

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


Tour Information

  • Price
    Visit to the studio with an explanation - 30,000 JPY + 5,000 JPY per person for the tote bag design experience (tax included)
    = from 30,000 JPY depending on number of participants.

    ※ We can provide transportation: +30,000 JPY for a luxury wagon for up to 6 persons
  • Time needed
    About 1,5 hours
  • Availability
    Available upon request and studio availability
  • Booking deadline
    At least 7 days before the planned day of the experience
  • Number of participants
    1-6 (please inquire if there are more participants)
  • Cancellation policy
    7 days before the experience 20%
    Cancellation on the day of the experience 50%
    Cancellation without contact or after the start of the experience 100%
  • Meeting point
    Pick up from any place in Kanazawa City if transportation is required; at the studio if without transportation