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Beautiful silks on display

This silk shop serves as a silk museum as well. There are beautiful silks on display and for sale... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
kupunakane
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Hawaii
Better than the Kaga Yuzen Kaikan

Although this place doesn't really do justice to these beautiful kimonos either, I found the people... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2016
TokyoRory
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Tokyo, Japan
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3 Nov 2018
“Both beautiful and interesting.”
10 Apr 2016
“Beautiful silks on display”
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Watch artists painting designs on silk at this fascinating silk dyeing studio, converted from a Taisho-era home.
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2-6-16 Nagamachi, Kanazawa 920-0865, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-264-2811
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We arrived on a day when the premises were closed but saw two people ascend the stairs. On following, we were greeted warmly by the patron and on paying the entrance fee were shown a video of how the process is carried out. Interesting to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

This silk shop serves as a silk museum as well. There are beautiful silks on display and for sale. We were there late in the day so we did not see anyone actually painting silk, though their paints and brushes were visible. There was information...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank kupunakane
Reviewed 2 April 2016

The ‘Yuzen silk center’ was somewhat difficult to find and was a major disappointment. Being a ‘Silk Center’ I had expected more information on silk production and processing both current and historical. It is really a kimono design 'center' and focused on new kimono and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Although this place doesn't really do justice to these beautiful kimonos either, I found the people here more friendly and the facility more informative than at the Kaga Yuzen Kaikan. We went upstairs, where a woman explained the steps in the dying process (in Japanese)...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The entrance fee was to high is comparison for what they show and how they show it in a common house. Didn't make a professional appearance.

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Ok, so they didn't answer my email so my first advice is to get your hotel or a Japanese friend to book on your behalf. The basic dyeing experience costs ¥4000 including museum admission. Postage to my country cost an extra ¥900. At that time...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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