16 November 2010

Japanese Batik

Another day of our trip to Kyoto was spent at Roketsu where we took part in a traditional Japanese batik workshop. This was run by a mother and son team who I guess had been working with and perfecting this techniques their whole lives! We got by with basic English and demonstrations of what we had to do, they even showed us how they produce lengths of fabric for kimonos. It was an amazing experience where we each produced our own batik sample to take home! Great day!

1 comment:

  1. Cool. It bring back memories on when I was there in 2000. I visited the homes of several Rozume Batik master while Kyoto and their work totally amazed me with it variety and mastery of the wax. Looks like you had a fabulous trip!