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Kaga Yuzen Dyeing Experience at Okuda Studio

Kaga Yuzen is one of three major kimono dyeing techniques in Japan.

Its 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.


Located in the heart of the city, Okuda Studio offers easy to understand explanations on the process of Kaga Yuzen, the symbology behind the motifs and hands-on yuzen painting experience. The incredible Pokémon Kaga Yuzen kimono at the Pokemon Center in Kanzawa Station, is credited to Artist Okuda, serving as a testament to her innovation and commitment to bringing the craft into the present.

At Okuda Kaga Yuzen Dyeing Studio, you’ll paint your own hankerchief guided by the artists hand to take home as a souvenir and take photos in Kaga Yuzen kimono.

Itinerary Details

Time can be adapted to the guest’s requests.

Sample itinerary looks as follows:

9:30   ~10:10                      Explanation, studio tour

10:10 ~11:00                        Handkerchief dyeing 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 + 3,500 JPY per person for the handkerchief dyeing 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