Ōshima Tsumugi Garden and Kimono Workshop at Oshima Tsumugi Mura

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To the north of Amami-Ōshima island, in an idyllic natural setting at the foot of the mountain, the Ōshima Tsumugi workshop creates elegant silk kimonos decorated with discreet stripes. The elaborate production process - involving a 1 300-year-old dyeing technique - includes phases of colouring baths with wood, baths of mud outside to set the colour, and drying and assembling the threads on old looms. Charming Japanese garden with minerals and lush vegetation.

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Price:

500 ¥

Opening hours

9am-5pm - English-speaking guide by appointment - dyeing workshop: handkerchief (JPY1,000) or T-shirt (JPY2,000). Workshop booking at reception desk (closed at 3pm).

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The outstanding kimonos of the Oshima Tsumugi workshop

The Oshima Tsumugi workshop in the north of Amami Oshima Island upholds ancestral know-how devoted to the manufacture of exquisite silk kimonos. Set in an idyllic landscape at the foot of a mountain, the craftsmen and women continue to use natural ingredients to dye the fabric, together with traditional weaving techniques.
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