Want to experience it?ROKETSU

DYEING STUDIO

Great MemoriesEXPERIENCE

IN KYOTO

You can be a craftsmanJAPANESE

TRADITIONAL

What's ROKETSU

ROKETSU is one of Kyoto’s traditional textile dyeing methods which is also known as wax-resist dyeing. Wax is applied on a cotton fabric to leave a design and when the fabric is dyed in the indigo, the area applied with wax blocks the dye and leaves white. The ROKETSU DYEING need over 20 steps before completion, if using the traditional method.

Roketsu Dyeing studio YAMAMOTO

Enjoy ROKETSU DYEING in KyotoExperience Course

Our studio is the only place in Japan where visitors can experience the entire roketsu dyeing process.
Trying traditional Japanese crafts with your own hands will add another unforgettable memory to you stay.
Free design can experience it.

- Open : from 10:00 to 18:00 (entry by 16:00)
- Duration : 90 - 120min
- Maximum Capacity : 30 participants
- Price : ¥2,900 - ¥7,000

Process1 : Draw a sketch on the white paper

At first it is started by drawing a sketch (choose) select a design from the hundreds of different stencils, from traditional Japanese scenes, to the latest anime characters, of creating your own designs is also OK.
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Process2 : Trace a sketch into cotton cloth

If a sketch is fixed, trace a sketch with a wax brush Next, draw a rough sketch of design on the cotton, then slowly trace the outline of the sketch with a brush that has been dipped in the hot wax.
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Process3 : Dye cloth

Dyeing experience The next part of the process is the dyeing, the fabric with the design is dyed in a vat of indigo solution - crumpling the material gently while moving it through the dye to crack the wax.
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Process4 : Drop wax

Soaping to lose wax and too much dye the fabric will emerge from the dye-vat almost black, and go into boiling water to remove the wax.
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Process5 : Finished

Complete a product. Finally, the material is washed in water, and when it is dried and ironed, the design magically comes to life.
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Do I need to bring anything?
NO, you don't need to bring anything. We will prepare the necessary tools.
How long does it take?
It takes about 90 - 120 minutes. You can take your product home as soon as you're finished.
Is it okay if I'm not good at drawing?
We have many different design of stencils available, so you can simply copy them.

Interested? Come and Join us.

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„Wonderful experience! I have a greater appreciation for the art of Batik. ”

FROM AUSTRALIA

„It has been a wonderful experience! Learning about the Roketsu technique and how it continues to I would definelly recommend it to friends and family when visiting Kyoto. ”

FROM CANADA

„I loved it very much! ”

FROM NETHERLANDS

„This was so fun! Thank you! ”

FROM USA

„Enjoyed our time working in your stuidio. The space is fascinating and the projects are fun. ”

FROM USA

„This was a great experience. An exellent souvenior from Japan. Wonderful hosts.  ”

FROM USA

„ARIGATO.  So much fun! ”

FROM AUSTRALIA

„The boys had an amazing time. We enjoyed learning a true art. The memories from this time are so unique and special! Thank you. ”

FROM USA
WEEKLY SCHEDULE
MONDAY
10 AM - 6 PM
TUESDAY
10 AM - 6 PM
WEDNESDAY
CLOSED
THURSDAY
10 AM - 6 PM
FRIDAY
10 AM - 6 PM
SATURDAY
10 AM - 6 PM
SUNDAY
10 AM - 6 PM

PRICING

Easy Course
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S size
Square Size : 45cm x 45cm
Place Mat : 32cm x 45cm
Tote Bag : S
POPULAR
¥
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M size
Japanese Towel : 35cm x 98cm
Tapestry : 45cm x 90cm
Noren : 90cm x 45cm
T-shirt : 90 - XL
Tote Bag : M
Useful Furosihki
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L size
Furoshiki : 75cm x 75cm
Try Big Size
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LL size
Large Noren : 90cm x 100cm
Large Tapestry : 90cm x 110cm
Large Furoshiki : 90cm x 90cm

*All prices include tax. 

Want to book a course?

Select an itemITEMS

  • ¥2,900
  • ¥3,600
  • ¥6,000
  • ¥7,000
square

Square Size

45cm x 45cm
placemat

Place Mat

32cm x 45cm
totebag

Tote Bag

S size
japanese towel

Japanese Towel

35cm x 98cm
noren

Noren

45cm x 90cm
tapestry

Tapestry

45cm x 90cm
tapestry mimi

Tapestry

90cm x 45cm
tshirt

T-shirt

size 90 – XL
totebag m

Tote Bag

M size
furoshiki

Furoshiki

75cm x 75cm
noren large

Large Noren

100cm x 90cm
tapestry large

Large Tapestry

110cm x 90cm
furoshiki large

Large Furoshiki

90cm x 90cm

Learn more about ROKETSU

Characteristic of ROKETSU Dyeing

There is a difference of the thickness by repeating it on the design that drew once again, and drawing it.Because there are the light and shade of the color by a difference of the thickness at the time of dyeing, a three-dimensional impression is given. It is technique to acquire light and shade difference on purpose. It is charm of the roketsu-dyeing to be tainted with a crazing design when dye cloth. Because draw it with the writing brush which I soaked with wax, can express the touch of the writing brush. The temperature draws the writing brush at approximately 150 degrees Celsius with a writing brush resisting a high temperature.

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About Wax

  • Paraffin Wax – Products made of petroleum. There is not thickness and is easy to be broken.
  • Micro Wax – Products made of petroleum. The adhesiveness is hard to be strongly broken.
  • Vegetable Wax – Products made of Vegetable. Is soft; is expressed.
  • Carnauba Wax – Products made of Vegetable. It features a clear close crack.

I combine several kinds of wax to be easy to use it in our studio and use it.

ROKETSU GOODSSHOP

BUY ROKETSU GOODS, and ORDER SEMI-CUSTOM PRODUCTS

TissueBox
Cover

Sacoche Mini

Totebag

Hagire Set

T-shirts

Handmade
Kit

Join the conversation with ROKETSU Dyeing Studio YAMAMOTO

ROKETSU Dyeing Studio YAMAMOTO

73 Umazuka-cho Nisikyogoku Ukyo-ku Kyoto Japan
OPEN HOURS
10 AM - 6 PM
CLOSED : WED
TEL +81 75 313 1871
(10 AM - 6 PM / JPN TIME)
FAX +81 75 313 1941
(24HOURS / 7DAYS)
(24HOURS / 7DAYS)