Despite its huge popularity among tourists, the material side of kimono is not so well known as well as the fact that a district where produces finest kimono’s obi sash is situated in the north west part of Kyoto city. The tour visits an obi sash’s designer in the district to learn its laborious production process and craft an accessory out of the woven fabric.
1.Go to Nishijin district in Kyoto city, where one of Japan’s most gorgeous and sophisticated weaving industry is based.
2.Be met by a host who makes a kimono’s obi sash with the fabric and learn 500 year history of the industry. (5 min.)
3.See and touch some of the Nishijin textiles, silk yarns, and design sheets to understand how kimono’s obi sash is woven. (15 min.)
4.Make an accessory using a piece of Nishijin fabric after picking a project from a hair tie, a brooch and a multi-purpose ring. (45 min.)
5.Try tying mizuhiki, Japanese paper cord to attach it on the center of your project. (15min.)