December 6, 2011

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

Sept. 3 (Mon.) to Sept. 5 (Wed.) 10:00-16:00

Tuition Fee: 10,500yen
Materials fee: 6,300yen
Capacity: 4-8 students
Held in Japanese
Application Deadline: Aug. 17 (Fri.) 


Make color samples using 6 natural dyes (safflower, gromwell root, sumac, Japanese green alder, bayberry) and mordants such as camillia ashes, straw ashes, ohaguro (teeth blackening) iron.

Day 1 Preparing the mordants, dyeing
Day 2 Dyeing
Day 3 Dyeing with indigo (fresh leaves, dead leaves, fermented leaves)

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), and we will send you the application form. Please fill it in and send it back to us by Aug. 17 (Fri.).

Please let us know if you would like to stay at our dormitory during the course.

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