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Nagoya-City Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum / Arimatsu Narumi Traditional Townscape

  • Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum / Arimatsu Narumi Traditional Townscape
  • Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum / Arimatsu Narumi Traditional Townscape
  • Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum / Arimatsu Narumi Traditional Townscape
  • Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum / Arimatsu Narumi Traditional Townscape
  • Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum / Arimatsu Narumi Traditional Townscape
  • Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum / Arimatsu Narumi Traditional Townscape
  • Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum / Arimatsu Narumi Traditional Townscape

Arimatsu, Narumi, Traditional Town of Traditional Tie-Dyed Textiles

In the south-eastern suburbs of Nagoya is Arimatsu, a small town that seems to have been caught in a time slip. Old houses, shops, and warehouses from the samurai period line a narrow street that was once the great Tokaido, the ancient highway linking the Capital, Kyoto, and Edo, seat of the Shogun’s power.

Arimatsu became famous and prosperous from around 1608 for its Arimatsu Narumi Shibori is an intricate, time consuming traditional tie-dyeing technique that leads to stunningly beautiful, complex patterns. The high quality tie-dyed cloth became prized nationwide, particularly as large numbers of samurai, merchants, pilgrims and townsfolk passed through the dyeing and textiles village, and purchased the dyed items as gifts and for personal use.

Japan had a long history of Shibori tie-dyeing, but the artisans of Arimatsu developed and refined the art into a sophisticated, decorative process. Guide patterns allowed the artisans using special stands and metal hooks to perfectly align the many hundreds of thousands of repetitive, knotted-off loop sections creating the complex patterns. Understandably, bolts of cloth for kimono, or lighter summer yukata wear took many months to prepare before the dyeing processes took place. The results were absolutely stunning.

SPOT OVERVIEW

  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Bus Stop
  • Wi-Fi
Location : 〒458-0924
3008, Arimatsu, Midori-ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi
Fee : Arimatsu-Narumi Shiborikaikan (Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum)
Adults: 300 yen
Elementary, junior high and high school students: 100 yen
Opening
days / hours
: Arimatsu-Narumi Shiborikaikan: 9:30 to 17:00 (16:30 for demonstration)
Parking : 5 bus parking spaces, 10 passenger car parking spaces
Holidays : Arimatsu-Narumi Shiborikaikan (Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum)
•Closed for three days before and after the first weekend in June for the Shibori Festival
•Year-end and New Year's
•Unscheduled holidays
Phone number : 052-621-0111
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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, take the Meitestu Nagoya Main Line.
    Alight at Arimatsu Station and walk 5 minutes.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    1 minute from the Nagoya Daini-kanjo Expressway Arimatsu I.C.
    10 minutes' drive to the north from the Route 23 Arimatsu I.C.
    20 minutes' drive to the east from the Nagoya Expressway Kasadera I.C.

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