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Kaga-yuzen Kimono Center 加賀友禅会館

See, wear, make, and buy Kaga-yuzen, high-end dyed silk

The Kaga-Yuzen Kimono Center is a small museum dedicated to Kaga-yuzen, a high-end silk dyeing technique. Kaga-yuzen is characterized by five basic colors (indigo, crimson, dark green, ocher, and royal purple) and intricate designs. The craft originated during the Edo period (1603–1867) in the Kaga domain, which included present-day Ishikawa. It flourished under the patronage of the Maeda family, lords of the domain.

The center displays Kaga-yuzen kimono made by notable artisans and houses a Kaga-yuzen workshop where craftsmen demonstrate the dyeing process. Visitors can try on real Kaga-yuzen kimono and dye designs on a handkerchief or tote bag.

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