Kaga-Yuzen Silk Dyeing

The origins of Kaga-yuzen silk dyeing can be traced back to the Kaga region's unique Umezome dyeing technique which uses materials from plum trees. In the early 18th century, Miyazaki Yuzensai, a kimono pattern designer, established the foundation of Yuzen silk dyeing. The realistic patterns of grass and flowers which incorporate the style of the Kano school are a stark contrast to the highly designed style of Kyo-yuzen. Kaga-yuzen established a system in which a single artisan completed every step of production, from design to dyeing, by themselves. Nowadays, the Kaga-yuzen silk dyeing techniques are also being applied to western-style dresses.

Hand Painting onto a Handkerchief with the Kaga Yuzen Techniques

※Activities vary by shop.

Hand Painting onto Handkerchiefs with Kaga Yuzen Techniques On a piece of cloth or a handkerchief, they have already glued (Itome nori glue) along the outline of the pattern. You will color the pattern in with a brush. They can also provide you with more challenging tasks if you would like to design something original.

Rent a Kaga Yuzen Kimono【Kimono-wearing experience】

※Activities vary by shop.

You can rent an authentic Kaga Yuzen silk kimono. It is fun to pick out your favorite kimono among their collection. Their staff members will help dress you , an art form in itself. They will rent you everything necessary for your kimono , including Zori sandals and a bag. Why not have your picture taken strolling around Kanazawa in a beautiful Kimono?

1)You choose a kimono 2)Being dressed in a Kimono 3)Going on an excursion in the city

Kaga Yuzen Traditional Industry Center

【Area】Kanazawa Castle・Kenroku-en Garden

●Stamp dyeing(20min.)¥1,575 ●Hand-drawing dyeing(60min.)¥2,625
●Kimono-wearing experience(20min.)¥2,000 ※Includes admission

8-8, Kosho-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-224-5511 Open 9:00 - 17:00 Closed on Wednesday, Year-end and New Year’s holidays
Admission ¥300

Nagamachi Yuzen-kan


●Hand-drawing dyeing(60 -120min.)¥4,000 ●Kimono-wearing experience (1day) ¥4,000
Both charges includes admission

2-6-16, Naga-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-264-2811
Open 9:00 - 17:00 Closed on New Year’s holidays
(Open on National holidays)Admission ¥350



●Kimono-wearing experience(60min.)from ¥4,000 Rainy day from ¥5,000

1-24-3, Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-253-9080 Open 10:00 - 18:00, Customers
wanting to wear Kimono must enter by 16:00, Closed on Wednesdays

Yuzen Art Senka


●Hand-drawing dyeing(120min.)from ¥3,000 ●Tour of the manufacturing process

Ni-198, Senkoji, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-268-4688 Open 9:00 - 17:00
Closed-days vary

●Reservations required, please call in advance.