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Visit Ikeda Kasuri Kobo and experience indigo dyeing!

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Join their one-hour indigo dyeing workshop when you are visiting Chikugo region♪

Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
Originated from the Chikugo region, which is in the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, Kurume Kasuri is one of the nationally designated traditional craft product! By dyeing the yarn prior to the weaving process, fabric produced by this process possess the unique smeared patterns. The contrast between white yarn and indigo dye proves to be an excellent combination, and in Ikeda Kasuri Kobo, a weaving atelier of more than 100 years history located in Chikugo City, visitors can join their indigo dyeing workshop! Pick your item of choice - handkerchief, tote bag, T-shirs, scarfs, and many more -, apply your original design by using mold and rubber bands. This experience can be tried within around 1 hour, so you can also try this in between your other schedules during the trip in Chikugo! Want to try making your own original fashionable indigo item? Make sure to check this place out!
Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
First, pick the shape of molds you'd like to use.

Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
Clamp the mold with a clip, or tie using rubber bands to form the pattern

Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
Wet the fabric with water, then dip it to the indigo dye solution!

Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
Wring the fabric, then spread them. When in contact with air, it will turn into beautiful indigo color gradually♪

Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
Rinse the remaining indigo dye solution with water!

Ikeda Kasuri Kobo"Sukumo" is an essential element in indigo dyeing. It is a fermentation product of a plant from Polygonaceae family, which is commonly used as one of the main ingredients of indigo dye solution.

Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
One of the finished products. The more worn, the more it shows beautiful indigo color♪

◎Inside the gallery

Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
In the gallery, visitors can also purchase clothes and modern accessories made with kasuri.

Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
Ikeda Kasuri Kobo
Ikeda Kasuri Kobo

Ikeda Kasuri Kobo (池田絣工房)

- Address: 1840 Hisadomi, Chikugo-shi, Fukuoka -ken, JAPAN
- Facebook: @kurumekasuriikedakasurikoubou

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