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Experience the world of tie-dyeing beauty at the hands-on concept store [ANDO] in Gojo

October 17, 2023 open

ANDO, a long-established kimono accessory manufacturer celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has opened a concept store that allows customers to experience tie-dyeing. The store is vividly decorated with tie-dyed products created by ANDO.
All products are hand-dyed by craftsmen. We have inherited the tie-dyeing technique that started with Kyoto Kanoko-shibori," says Mr. Horiguchi of the Planning and Production Department. There used to be many tie-dye stores in the area, but the number has dwindled as people have moved away from Japanese-style clothing.

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[ANDO] has taken the culture of tie-dyeing and adapted it to suit modern lifestyles in order to preserve and pass it down to future generations. The SHIBORI BAG series displayed in front of you as soon as you pass through the curtain looks like a work of contemporary art. The rich expressions that change depending on the type of shibori and material, such as Miura shibori, hand spider shibori, and button shibori, are delightful. The bags, with their unique three-dimensionality that makes you want to touch them, are eye-catching like accessories and remind you of the new possibilities of tie-dyeing.


The SHIBORI BAG series has a tie-dyed finish throughout the bag. The shape changes according to what you put inside, and it has plenty of capacity. From right to left: SHIBORI BAG HAM-34, Cream 4400 yen. SHIBORI BAG HAM-32 Dusty Pink (2,420 yen) has a feminine atmosphere with its wavy Miura shibori and coloring. SHIBORI BAG HAM-12 Gray2750 yen is, as the name suggests, a button shibori that looks like it has several buttons attached, a rare technique in Japan.

ANDO Tie Dyeing Experience

Another attraction of the store is that you can experience tie-dyeing at the workshop in the back of the store. You can easily enjoy tie-dyeing while learning from the artisans. Even if you do not want to try tie-dyeing, you can watch the dyeing process in the glass-walled workshop. Immerse yourself in the traditional world of tie-dyeing by seeing, touching, and experiencing.

ANDO Tie Dyeing Experience

Tie-dyeing experience: T-shirt or tote bag, rolled-up tie-dyeing or itajime tie-dyeing. Reservations are required online at least 3 days in advance.


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  • October 17, 2023 open
  • 327 Kashiwayacho, Gojo-agaru, Yanagibaba-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 7 min. walk from Exit 1 of Gojo Subway Station
    8 minutes walk from Exit 3 of "Kiyomizu Gojo Station" of Keihan
  • Tel. 075-341-0361
  • 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
  • No parking
  • https://ando-kyo.co.jp/
  • PHOTO/Taka Natsumi, TEXT/Eiko Itakura
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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