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The 3rd Japanese Cultural Excursion of 2019:Katazome (Stencil Dyeing) in Yunokuni no Mori

 The third Cultural Excursion in this year was taken place on February 21, 2020. The nine participants visited Yunokuni no Mori Traditional Handcrafts Village in Komatsu and tried Katazome (Stencil Dyeing), a method of dyeing fabrics for Kaga-Yuzen. First, the participants chose each item and design they liked and dyed them in the color they selected with 5 to 6 stencil boards. They used particular brush and moved it like drawing circles. They dyed their each item very carefully not to go out of the draft lines but it was hard even if they used stencil boards. Some participants tried Soto-Bokashi (outer gradation), which is one of unique methods for Kaga-Yuzen.
 After trying Katazome, the participants walked around the village and spent their time trying ceramic painting for Kutani Ware or strolling to look around old thatched roof style houses built in Edo era. They had a great time to know a lot of Japanese cultures in the beautiful village.


March 13, 2020