Kaga Yuzen (Kimono Silk Dyeing)

Meet with our Kaga Yuzen master in Kanazawa to experience personally the exclusive hand craft of Kimono dyeing. Try your hand at the art while hearing the intriguing stories of how the ancient craft is still maintained by the Kaga Yuzen Master. Exclusively available to our clients at Kanazawa Walking Tours.

Kaga Yuzen traditionally depicts beautiful natural scenes, such as flowers, birds and landscapes. The materials used (dyeing paste) are made up of 5 basic colours; indigo, crimson, ocher, purple and black. The traditional craft of Kaga Yuzen is over 500 years old and really flourished in Kanazawa under the patronage of the Kaga clan.