The Beauty of Shibori and Its 1300-Year History

【Until Aug. 31】The Beauty of Shibori and Its 1300-Year History

  1. Beautiful scarves decorated with the Ita-jime dyeing technique (one of the experience programs)

    Until Aug. 31
    The Beauty of Shibori and Its 1300-Year History
    Kyoto Shibori Museum / 京都絞り工芸館
     
    Kyoto Shibori Museum is the only museum in Japan which is specialized in shibori, or traditional Japanese tie-dye.
    It displays a variety of shibori art works such as screens, fusuma sliding doors, framed pictures, kimono, and many other artistic items employing full use of “Kyo Kanoko Shibori”, one of the shibori techniques whose finish looks like the back of a fawn (kanoko).


  2. “Globe of Life,” a large earth created by shibori craftsmanship

    The current exhibition, “The beauty of SHIBORI and its 1300-year History” features a huge silk screen (2.5m x 6m) which was created entirely by shibori techniques with the motif of Gozan-no Okuribi (bonfires on five mountains in August) and a large “Shibori Earth” (2.5m in diameter) created by craftspeople in Kyoto in order to highlight global environmental issues.


  3. Try and make your own shibori items!

    Visitors to the museum can try shibori tie dyeing themselves by choosing from three options
    Itajime Shibori Scarf (¥3,240), Kyo Arashi Shibori Scarf (¥5,400), or Fukusa Wrapping Cloth (¥5,400).
    Book online from the museum’s English website in advance.
     
    Open: 9:00-17:00
    Admission: ¥500
    Tel: 075-221-4252
    www.kyotoshibori.com



The information on this site is reprinted from the July 2017 issue of Kyoto Visitor's Guide. ◎AD BRAIN INC. Published on 17.06.22

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