Kyo-kanoko shibori

Shibori Craftsman Shop

is attached to the Kyoto shibori museum, a variety of original items, scarves, bags, fabrics and souvenirs are sold at a direct sale price.

The shibori craftsman shop has an online shop (this site), also phone and e-mail orders are acceptable too.

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​New Year Holidays: Orders placed after December 28, 2020 will be shipped from January 5, 2021

Domestic shipping 100 yen ~ International shipping 710 yen ~

Shibori craftsman shop attached to the Kyoto Shibori Museum, selling 4 original brand products produced

by Kyoto shibori craftsmen Kyoto Koueikai.

​Furisode, Tomesode, Houmonngi, komon, obi, yukata, Nagajyuban, haori, half-width obi, Nagoya obi

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​Scarves, shawls, neck chiefs, stoles, handbags, shoulder bags, parasols, hats, ties, tablecloths, cloaks, coats

​Pouch, hand towel, handkerchief, red stamp book, beads, hair elastic, hair ornament, glasses case, seal case, festive bag, purse, pass case, dinner chief

*You can also purchase the scraps.

Kyoto shibori craftsmen

​Kyoto Koueikai

The Kyoto Koueikai is a group of artisans who protect and convey the traditional Kyokanoko Shibori, one of Japan's leading traditional crafts.

The group was formed in 1939 by a group of craftsmen, who originally started from a fellowship of craftsmen.

For shibori-dyeing, all the various manual processes are performed by division of labor, and it is important to teamwork between craftsmen and coordinate the craftsmen.

Our manufacturing is from pattern design to pattern-cutting, drawing, dyeing, thread untying, and finishing.

Some works take more than a year to build.

Succession of shibori techniques

The skills of each craftsman are passed down from parent to child, and some members of the Kyoto koueikai work together for three generations.

In the long history of shibori-dyeing, which is the oldest dyeing and weaving in Japan, 1300 years, many techniques were born and lost due to the accumulation of the wisdom of our ancestors.

There are many techniques that cannot be reproduced nowadays, and many new techniques were born from new ideas.

  "My work remains in posterity. So, I do a surprising job."

It is also the pride and joy of the Kyoto Koueikai craftsmen that all the craftsmen work together as one.

And, we now also would like to continue to protect this technology to be proud of in the world.

Nobumasa Yoshioka, Representative of Kyoto Koueikai

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