Chichibu-Meisen is a traditional silk fabric produced in Chichibu, Saitama prefecture. It was very popular in early the Showa period.
The design was attractive to young women. Brilliant floral design is one of the most distinctive characteristics of Chichibu-Meisen. The charm and appeal of traditional Chichibu-Meisen techniques have remained unchanged over 100 years.
Chichibu-Meisen has been designated as a Traditional Crafts of Japan in 2013.
Silk used to be produced in Chichibu for many years. The Museum displays historical items and sells Chichibu-Meisen dyed and woven goods.
We demonstrate all the processes to make a Meisen Kimono from the cocoon every second Saturday of the month.
You can offer hands-on experience dyeing and weaving.
Reservation required more than three days in advance.
You are not required to bring anything else but we recommend that you wear underwear. (e.g.Tank-top)
We keep your belongings at the reception.Please return Kimono by 15:30.
Meisen Kimono,Obi,Undergarmet,Japanse style sandal
|Kimono Dressing||Approx.20 minutes|
Adults 200 yen, Children 100 yen.
* I am sorry to inform you but we do not accept payment by credit card.
|Address||28-1 Kumagimachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama|
* Hands-on experience dyeing and weaving
|Closed||December 29-January 3|
Seibu Railway: 5 minutes walk from Seibu-Chichibu station
Chichibu Railway: 10 minutes walk from Ohanabatake station