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Experience and learn the secrets of Kaga Yuzen, one of Kanazawa’s most sophisticated handicrafts, in a very elegant studio!

Release your creativity by combining a great variety of patterns and colors!

Dyeing has a long and complex history around Kanazawa. Its modern incarnation, called “Kaga Yuzen”, originated around the 17th century and takes influence from the dyeing techniques used by renowned Kyoto masters. It has evolved to a highly regarded art form with a distinctive pictorial style characterized by graceful and sophisticated patterns and drawings, mainly of flowers and plants, executed using the five traditional colors of the area, namely: indigo, dark crimson, yellow ocher, grass green and ancient purple. 


Among the various galleries and studios that provide hands-on dyeing experiences, Akaneya is definitely worth a visit. Set in a lovely traditional house roughly 5 minutes from the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, it has been in business for more than a hundred years. Their hands-on experiences allow you to really release your creativity. Working inside the gallery among the studio’s creations, you will first choose from a wide variety of bases, ranging from small tote bags to pouches. You will then create a design of your own using as many stencil patterns as you wish, and combine them with the five traditional colors used in Kaga Yuzen dyeing. It’s a fun way to discover one of Kanazawa’s most accomplished handicrafts inside a very elegant space.


Information

Organizer
Akaneya Archive Gallery
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Price
1,000 - 3,500 yen
Date
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Time
10:00-16:00 (Last entry: 15:00)
Duration
30 - 90 minutes
Location
Akaneya Archive Gallery
53-1 Satomi-cho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0998
Tel: 076-223-8555
By Car
Around 20 minutes from the Hokuriku Expressway Kanazawa-Nishi IC, Kanazawa-Higashi IC and Kanazawa-Morimoto IC.
About 10 minutes from Kanazawa Station
By Public Transportation
30 minutes on foot from Kanazawa JR Station
5~8 minutes on foot from the Hokuriku Railroad bus stop "Korinbo"
3~5 minutes on foot from the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Parking
あり
Parking Capacity
Available (2 spaces)
Capacity
6
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, please wear a mask when you visit.
Minimum Participants
1
Reservation
Please make reservations at least 3 days in advance.
For holidays, please contact us in advance by phone.
Reservation Period
10:00-15:00
Cancellation
Please contact Akaneya in advance by phone or email regarding cancellations
Website
Akaneya experience program application and inquiries

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Address
53-1 Satomi-cho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0998
Business Day
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Business Hours
10:00-16:00
Phone
Tel: 076-223-8555
Website
https://akaneya-web.com/archive/

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