Here’s what I liked:– Basically an individual tour, Yusuke is very knowledgeable and happy to share insights. For example, when I picked material, they were so amused I picked a dragonfly pattern, it symbolizes proceeding along a direct path to your goals, hopefully that’s a good thing 🙂– Cool to meet the real people who make the kimono sashes– I love my arts and crafts project, it turned out great– Mizuhiki knot art = so cool!
Cons:– You do pay more for an individual tour– There was no gift shop there at the shop 🙁 they were very hesitant about trying to sell me anything extra. Terribly polite! Nice people though.
Thank you Liz for joining Kyoto Hands on Crafting Kimono Accessory Tour. I am really happy to hear you enjoyed meeting the real artisans behind the making of sumptuous obi sash and crafting your project with Nishijin textile. Hope that is going to be the tangible memory of your trip to Kyoto.
Since a tour price for Kyoto Hands on Tours was designed to be wallet friendly from 2 participants, we had no choice but to demand the fee for 2 persons for the individual tour. So, we do appreciate you decided to do the tour alone all the more. Although the tour venue is more of a workplace than a shop, I’ll remember to push their items a little harder from next time!
We have many more “hands on” tours where you get to gain a similar experience on a different Japanese culture. Look forward to seeing you again soon!
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A workshop truly informative…We had the chance to join this amazing tour last year, and I still keep this experience close to my heart!!I want to thank Yusuke and Hands on Japan to have organized this amazing experience!!!
Thank you so much Mirko and of course Valeria for joining Crafting Kimono Accessory Tour. I had a great joy to be your guide introducing what Nishijin textile was all about! Next time you come to Kyoto again, try a different experience or explore the city with HANDS ON JAPAN!
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I think the art of weaving threads in a style called Nishijinori is an art that has a high value. Considering the process of making a fairly complicated and using the basic materials of quality threads such as silk, it is not unusual if the price of one sheet of cloth (nishijinori) is also expensive. I am very happy and lucky to feel and see and try to make one of these nishijinori handicrafts, I think this handicraft is very good because amid the modern Japanese society nishijinori is still well maintained by Japanese society.
Thank you very much Asti for participating in Kyoto Hands on Nishijin Textile Tour. Like you have mentioned, Nishijinori textile is such a refined traditional art still well maintained by a group of artisans that Hands on Japan team is very proud to be able to let our customers experience it on a hands on level. In fact most of our tours feature highly valued Japanese culture which strangely enough don’t get as much attention among tourist as they deserve. So, if you come to Kyoto again, travel with Hands on Japan to discover more of Japanese culture!
I was impressived to make a bow crafting with Nishijin textile. This workshop is informative and we can make wonderful pieces of gift to our beloved one. Thanks Hands on Japan to organize this workshop for me. I am having a lot of fun at Kyoto.
Thank you Clio Chen for joining Kyoto Hands on Nishijin Textile tour and leaving the comment. Hands on Japan team was so glad that you took a brochure at your hotel and contacted us even though it was a last minute.It was so sweet of you that you made a bow accessory for your niece.
Did you know we started a tailor-made Kyoto tour service on a regular basis? Next time you come to Kyoto, we hope to spend more time with you through one day Kyoto adventure!
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