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Painting, dyeing, stenciling, colors, and fun!

Painting, dyeing, stenciling, colors, and fun! Somewhat stressful! There is an art to this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cavydad
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Camarillo, California
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An absolutely brilliant experience!!

My family of 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 kids (6 and 9 years) did the Introductory Workshop. We... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
WJL1
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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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...more
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446 Tsuboyacho, Ogawadorioikesagaru, Kyoto 604-8276, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Painting, dyeing, stenciling, colors, and fun! Somewhat stressful! There is an art to this activity. The teasers should have stressed that less is more. Too much ink and not enough patting and the artwork can decode a mess. My friends had greater success than I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

My family of 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 kids (6 and 9 years) did the Introductory Workshop. We had an absolutely fabulous experience there. At first glance it might only seem like stencil painting but there is such skill in learning how to blend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for some souvenirs to take home for yourself, your family and friends, please pay a visit to this shop. It displays an array of wonderful items using very delicate fabrics with beautiful traditional patterns. You can also book a workshop session...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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丸益西村屋 管理者, 広報担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

Thank you for your visiting our workshop. We are really glad that you like our original items and dying workshop. We hope you will visit our shop again,Thank you.

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I was able to paint a design on a scarf for my mother. It was very easy and I could ask for help if needed. The shop has a lot of different design and choices. I definitely recommend this !

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Was really interesting both for me and my 60 year-old mother. It's not very hard, but the result is amazing!

Date of experience: May 2017
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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 reviewResponded August 5, 2017

Thank you for your revew. We are glad that you and your mother felt intersting our workshop. Please come back again to have japanese traditional dying and we are looking for meet you in our studio.

Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

There are a number of dyeing workshops in Kyoto. I chose this shop based on its reasonable price and location. Though the website said no English interpretation is available, it turned out that the instructor could speak some English which was really helpful. My girls...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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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 reviewResponded February 7, 2017

Thank you for your review. Yes, our workshop is not difficult, so everybody can try it and easily experience the traditional culture of Kyoto. If you visit Kyoto again, please stop by our studio and try different course!!

Reviewed December 7, 2016

I found this place online before I got to Japan and booked some time here. They were very welcoming and the activity was fun and easy. I would highly recommend it - no artistic talent needed. They also have some wonderful items in their gift...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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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 reviewResponded February 7, 2017

Thank you for your review!! We are happy to here that you enjoyed our workshop. As you said, we have many items here and still keep making new items, so I hope you can enjoy the next time too. We are looking forward to seeing...More

Reviewed July 24, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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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 reviewResponded July 29, 2016

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...More

Reviewed July 20, 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....More

Date of experience: July 2016
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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 reviewResponded July 24, 2016

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.

Reviewed December 30, 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.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Response from glissade2 | Reviewed this property |
When I attended I did notice that there were children participating, however, the ones I say were school-aged. Please reach out to Maurmasu Nishimuraya directly for more info.
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