Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Kaikan (Tie-Dyeing Museum)

Arimatsu Village street

Shibori dyeing history and techniques are shown here, and you can experience a first-hand demonstration of this. You can also purchase various Shibori tie-dyed clothes and other articles.

Arimatsu Village was established in 1608 as a post station between Chiryu Post Station and Narumi Post Station of the Tokaido Road. The traditional industry, Arimatsu tie-dying, is said to have been invented by the first immigrant to Arimatsu, Takeda Shokuro, and Arimtatsu prospered with the shibori (tie-dyed cotton) industry.

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Kaikan (Tie-Dyeing Museum)

The remaining houses on the road were reconstructed after the great fire of Tenmei occurred in 1784 and the following fire protection construction features then applied are preserved: tile-roofing, nurigome-zukuri (a process used to build a fire-resistant wall), and mushikomado (a type of window containing an insect cage-like lattice) on the second floor. The townscape was designated as a townscape preservation area of Nagoya in 1984.
Arimatsu tie-dyeing festival
Arimatsu tie-dyeing festival is held annually on the 1st Saturday and Sunday of June. Colorful tie-dyed fabrics decorate the town's streets and tie-dyed fabrics and other products are sold at discounted prices.

Hours:
Open: 9:30-17:00 (Performances run till 16:30)
Closed: Wed. (Following day if Wed. falls on a public holiday) and Dec. 28-Jan. 3

Admission: ¥300.

Location and Contact:
Commerce and Industry Cooperative of Arimatsu Tie-Dyeing
3008, Arimatsu, Midori Ward (Midori-ku), Nagoya City (Nagoya-shi), Aichi Prefecture (Aichi-ken) 458-0924, Japan [Geo Coordinate: 35.066298,136.970995]
About 5 minutes walk from Arimatsu Station (Meitetsu Nagoya Line)
TEL: +81-52-621-0111
FAX: +81-52-621-6051
E-Mail: i...@shibori-kaikan.com
Website: http://www.shibori-kaikan.com/kaikan-e.html