Tokyo Japanese Culture of Somemono: Dyeing a scarf using Eco Friendly Method

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  • Live Guide
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

【OUTLINE】 Experience the Japanese fashion of [Somemono]. Won't you enjoy the Japanese craft of somemono? This time you can make a scarf, an item indispensable for Japanese clothing. Turn it for example into a motif of natural flowers and leaves, somemono can change depending on the way how it is made. In this experience you will use a cutting-edge experience called [Sachizome] where you do not use fire or water. Please try this special experience with teachers that will teach you everything about the Japanese culture of somemono. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Enjoy a Japanese somemono experience in only two hours ・「Happiness Color Mats」 are used that are kind to the environment ・Introduced in various media such as television and magazines

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Operated by: Attractive JAPAN

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1.Choose your favorite color First choose your favorite color of the scarf and the color of your paint (Paper type dye Happiness Color Mats) Happiness Color Mats that are used here are friendly to the environment and it is a way of dyeing that does not pollute water and air because you do not need fire or water to dye. Depending on the color, the atmosphere of the somemono will completely change. Pale colors are easy to use when it comes to fashion but strong colors can be used as an accent color. You can choose from many colors, so please choose a new one. 2. Sachizome experience Next you will choose your own design with the motif of flowers and leaves. In Japan is is said that leaves of trees are a charm for longevity and for each design there is a different meaning. Choosing your design while listening to the explanation could be interesting.When your design is fixed, follow the process and dye the material with Happiness Color Mats using the heat of an iron. 3. Finished If you have completed the dyeing along with the design, you work is done. Sachizome is strong against machine washing and rubbing, so there is no need to worry about loosing the colors. Well, let's go in to town with your new somemono!

Duration: 2 hour
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