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Address: 446 Tsuboyacho, Ogawadorioikesagaru, Kyoto 604-8276, Kyoto Prefecture
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Our shop is centrally located in downtown Kyoto.Our shop is located within...

Our shop is centrally located in downtown Kyoto.Our shop is located within a traditional japanese machiya, which is classic wooden house. You can experience “Kyo-Yuzen Dyeing”, which is one of Kyoto’s traditional craft techniques. Since the patterns are dyed by placing a paper stencil over a piece of fabric, such as a handkerchief, cloth wrapper, T-shirt, you can make an authentic piece, even if this is your first time.

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Relaxing & Enriching Traditional Japanese Dyeing experience

Visited this place based on TripAdvisor reviews... And it was simply superb !! The staff & the senior sensei (owner ?) were extremely helpful as we all tried our hands at various... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this place based on TripAdvisor reviews... And it was simply superb !! The staff & the senior sensei (owner ?) were extremely helpful as we all tried our hands at various dyeing objects (bag, t-shirt, tapestry) & designs (kyoto, nature, japanese icons).... Very nice experience - highly recommended if you want to take a break from the heat &... More 

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丸益西村屋 管理者, 営業ディレクター at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the workshop. Kyoto is getting hotter and more humid, so as you said, it is good to cool off and feel traditional culture inside the studio. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Yhank you very much. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The 2 of us and our 11 year old chose to do the yuzen dying course. We loved it. Essentially, this is about using different fabric dyes and stencils and get beautiful designs on cloth. They have a huge number of stencils to choose from. Between the of us, we made a tote, a tapestry and a tshirt (picture attached).The... More 

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丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our workshop. We hope it will be one of good memory of your trip. More 

Hanover, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

So glad we took the time to attend the chopstick making course. In 3 hours, we had completed a set of unique and personal chop sticks out a special and fragrant cedar wood. Highly recommend this experience. Wonderful handcrafts store, too.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Given that Christmas is just around the corner my son and I took the furoshiki wrapping workshop. We learnt 12 different ways to wrap things using squares of fabric - from boxes of different shapes and sizes to bottles of wine and how to make a range of bags to carry things. Our tutor demonstrated the techniques slowly and clearly... More 

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丸益西村屋 管理者, インストラクター at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this review

Thank you for your came to our shop. And we feel to happy what you was said "good." This shop is open, all season. If you come to Kyoto again, Please learn to Japanese culuture more. Thank you so much. More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

This workshop is located in a small cafe/house, not far away from Nijo Castle. They can speak english and they offer workshop in various items such as furushiki and dyeing. We tried the dyeing one and it was fun! Too bad they didn't sell the template we use for dyeing.

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丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our workshop. As you said,ther are many objects you can work here,so if you have a chance to visit us again, please stop by and try other one. We make a stencil by hand, so it is hard to make stencils for sale now ,but we try... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

I was a little 'templed out' by the end of my trip and so organized a few of these activity workshops to give me a different insight into Japanese culture. Here I took the chopstick making course! I really enjoyed it and think that it would be the best one to appeal to both men and women. I had a... More 

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丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We`re very glad to hear that you enjoyed our workshop. The workshop of making chopsticks is little bit difficult, but you made very nice chopsticks. Thank you for coming our workshop, and we`re looking forward to see you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Having worked in gift shops for years my daughter and I opted for the Furoshiki wrapping workshop as an alternative to paper wrapping. We were the only two for the lesson and learned 12 different wrapping methods covering A4 boxes, wine bottles and making bags. It was an enjoyable hour at the workshop plus many hours spents at the shops... More 

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丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We`re so happy to hear that you enjoyed our workshop. I hope there`re many opportunities to use techniques that you learned from our workshop. We`re looking forward to see you again! More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I should perhaps preface this review by stating that I'm the artistic sort, and I generally enjoy painting and drawing and that sort of thing. :) That said, I really enjoyed myself at Marumasu Nishimuraya! I made a booking online for the kyo-yuzen dyeing workshop (the website has an English version) and had a little personal lesson. There were other... More 

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丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our workshop a lot. As you felt, this course is not so difficult so, everybody can make a great one. If you have a chance to visit Kyoto again, please stop by our studio and try other object!! I will make new stencils more and look forward... More 

Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

I wanted to do something that is more interesting, so I found marumasu and decided to go for chopstick making class. I was the only one attending the class, so it was nice to have a 1-2-1 session with Hiro San. He was patient and explained the history and printing and steps of chopstick making to me. Totally enjoyed my... More 

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丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that. Chopstick making class takes long time to finish, but you did really good! I hope you enjoy a meal withe them. Thank you! More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

During our 10-day visit to Japan last month, our tour company, was able to squeeze in a wonderful Japanese stencil-dyeing workshop in Kyoto. This technique called Kyo-yuzen was developed by Miyazaki Yuzensai in the 17th century. He was famous for his beautiful hand-painted designs of fans onto kimonos. All 29 of us were able to create our own stenciled handkerchiefs... More 

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marumasu24, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyo-Yuzen a lot! Trying something new by yourself makes your trip more memorable so, I hope this our course becomes one of your good experience in Japan. If you have a chance to visit Japan again, please stop by us and try to make new one!! More 

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