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​ 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.

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

are displayed.

You can learn about shibori from various perspectives.

Shibori Class

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


​Latest information

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.


Hotaru Shibori​

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.


Oke Shibori

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.


Tatsumaki Shibori​

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.

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