This is a guided tour of the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and the surrounding area in Kyoto, along with a workshop on making “coasters” or “accessories” using the technique of Tsuzure-ori weaving.
We will conduct a workshop on creating small accessories using Tsuzure-ori weaving, a representative technique of Nishijin weaving. During this tour, we will also explore the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and the Senbon Shakado Temple.
Tsuzure-weaving, representing Kyoto’s textile tradition, produces designs reminiscent of paintings. In this workshop, you can choose between a ‘Coaster’ or ‘Accessory’ course.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Senbon Shakado Explore the sacred precincts of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, boasting over a millennium of history and tradition, including the National Treasure Main Shrine Hall.
Born in 1939 in Kyoto’s Nishijin district, he is a traditional craftsman and successor to his father’s Tsuzure-ori weaving workshop, becoming the third generation in his family to carry on the tradition. After joining the Kawashima Textiles Selkon company, he honed his skills for over 40 years. Later, he contributed to training the next generation at the Nishijin Weaving Hall before establishing the Tsuzure-ori Preservation Society “Soishi Tsuzure-en” in 2011. To share the beauty of Tsuzure-ori weaving, he opened his workshop to the public, offering tours and hands-on workshops. He has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contributions.