Making original hand woven accessories at a Kimono town

This tour offers a unique experience where you can make original placemats, table centers, coasters using a loom or weaving machine.
Tokamachi City in Niigata Prefecture is a known kimono town.
Weaving has been popular since the ancient times and it is still famous as a production center for high-class textiles. In the past, weaving was a part of life for the local people, especially during the snow covered winter months when women from the village gathered to spin and weave.
Let’s experience weaving in Tokamachi under the guidance of local textile craftsmen!
In this experience, we will use hand-woven loom that is easy to handle, a fine thread for the warp and a finely torn cloth for the weft.
Choose your favorite from the colorful threads and design your own color scheme!
How about making an original handwoven craft to remember your trip?

9:00 Assembly in front of Tokamachi station
Head to the venue while taking a short walk around Tokamachi station.
After arriving at the venue, you will be introduced to the instructor.
As soon as you finished choosing the design and threads, the weaving experience starts!
Completion time, including finishing touches are as follows, 1.5 hours for placemats, about 6 hours for a stole/scarf.
Half day tour ends at around 12:00 noon and a full day tour is expected to finish around 5:00 pm.
* Opting for a full day tour incurs additional fee of JPY7,000
* Lunch options at additional fee of JPY1,200


Making original hand woven accessories at a Kimono town
AddressNiigataTokamachiAssembly point: Tokamachi Station
FeeJPY 8000 / 1 person
Assembly point: Tokamachi Station
craftwork lesson, venue, materials
PeriodAll seasons
Required time1.5h to 6h max
Advance reservationBooking deadline is 1 week before tour date.
Minimum number of participants2
ContactHOME away from HOME Niigata
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