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© Chiso
Live demonstration Sun, 10 April - Tue, 12 April 10-12 April & 20-27 April

Masters at work: Yūzen kimono

Observe the master artisans of Chiso showcasing their craftsmanship in an intimate studio space. Yūzen is a 17th century Japanese resist dyeing technique involving the application of rice paste to fabric to prevent the colour transfer of dye to certain areas. A complex process, there are over 20 steps to complete. The method creates vibrant and delicate colours, which, coupled with exquisite design, bring the beauty of Kyo-yuzen to life.

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