The only museum in Japan that specializes in shibori
The Kyoto Shibori Museum is located a 5-minute walk from Nijo Castle.
It is a museum specializing in Shiori.
With the theme of "Shiori", which is said to be the oldest dyeing technique in Japan
The Kyoto Shibori Museum opened in 2001.
In recent years, we have exhibited works at overseas museums and signed sister agreements.
Spreading Shiori to the world, through various Shiori works
we would like more people to know about Shiori.
The contents of the special exhibition are changed several times a year,
You can see various masterpieces made with Shiori.
Various valuable tools used in the shibori process,
Commentary by professional staff,
You can touch the shibori fabric, etc.
Learn about shibori from various angles
Just like the one sold in the store
Making beautiful shibori works
Let's make wonderful memories with us!!
Free admission to the museum
While the fabric is being dried, you can see a special exhibitions at the museum
various shibori techniques
Hon Bitta Shibori
Pick up one dot, fold it in four, wrap the silk thread around 5 to 7 times, and tie it tightly twice at the root. When tying, the thread and the thimble of the paper play against each other and a loud sound is heard.
From the front and back of the cloth, sandwich it with cotton and dye it. It creates cute polka dots with ambiguous outlines, and it got this name because it looks like the light of a firefly. Also called Hotaru Bokashi.
A type of dyeing technique to dye fabric separately. Using a special cypress tub, the part to be dyed is taken out of the tub, and the part to be resist dyed is put in the tub.
Using a toriguchi-shaped shibori stand, put the core on the back of the fabric to make it into a round bar, and wind the thread in a spiral. The name comes from the fact that the pattern looks like a tornado.