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Indigo Dyeing Studio Kosoen

A specialty indigo dyeing studio that uses a technique called “lye fermentation,” which has been used for over 400 years since the Edo period. Lye fermentation is gentle on the body and the environment, because it uses only natural materials. Repeated dyeing deepens the color. Ome has been known as a textile-producing area since ancient times. The current studio was opened in 1989 by two brothers from the Murata family, in order to hand down handicraft traditions from the Edo period. The studio dyes many different items, such as clothing and upholstery. Customers can also enjoy indigo dyeing clothing or bandanas themselves for a small fee.