The store is a part of the dye studio. They essentially are one in the same. When the customer visits, they can experience not only the product, but also the entire process. From the lighting of the burners, to the aroma of dye vats wafting in the air can be experienced just by walking through the door.
The studio opened in July of 2002 and is on the second floor an Edo-era building. The building was designed in the Japanese-western style. The area that the building is located in is historical. Though we are not located in the main dyeing area of Kyoto (nishijin), you can find traditional furniture stores, and antique art dealers. If you walk 100 meters to the north, you can visit Kyoto Gyoen. There you can see the trees that mark the 4 seasons in Japan, and see various Edo period structures.
Feel free to leave your belongings at our shop and stroll around the neighborhood. Take a leisurely walk around and enjoy and experience a slice of real Kyoto.