January 13, 2011

Natural Dyeing Workshop "Colors of the Heian Period" (closed)

Sept. 2(Fri.) to Sept. 3(Sat.) 10:00-16:00

Tuition Fee: 10,500yen
Materials fee: 4,200
Capacity: 2-5 students
Held in Japanese
Application Deadline: July 25(Mon.)


Make color samples using 6 natural dyes (madder, sappanwood, safflower, lithospermum erythrorhizon, sumac, fermented indigo + amur corktree) and mordants such as camillia ashes, straw ashes, ohaguro(teeth blackening) iron.
After dyeing the samples, choose a color and dye a scarf of your own.

Day 1 Gathering plants and preparing the mordants
Day 2 Dyeing samples (silk cloth and thread) and a silk scarf


Masaru Hori
Worked on restoration of fabrics from Fujinoki Kofun (late 6th Century burial mound), and on fabrics etc. for The State Guesthouse in Akasaka at Kawashima Selkon Textiles. Teaches dyeing at Kawashima Textile School from 1996.


To apply, please contact us using our inquiry form or by email (kts(at)kawashima-textile-school.jp), and we will send you the application form. Please fill it in and send it back to us by July 25(Mon.).

Please let us know if you would like to stay at our dormitory during the course.
Check-in: Sep.1 (Thu.)

Please do not cancel. We may charge you a cancellation service fee.