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Washizu Green Tea Stencil Dye Fabric Workshop

Mountain Area

Story of sustainable green tea-dyed fabric and stencils

Guests can make one-of-a-kind items from recycled materials. Here, green tea leaves not used by the green tea processing factory are used as dyestuff when boiling fabric. After the boiling process is over, the used tea leaves are fermented and used as compost. The combination of unused green tea leaves for dyeing and the local Shizuoka traditional Suruga stencil dyeing techniques create a great, sustainable fabric at the center of the traditional arts Sumpu no Kobo Takumi-juku. All ages are welcome to try it for the first time. Guests can learn this green tea dyeing method and discover the subtle hues, which change depending on the climate and the person who does the dyeing.

Access

  • About 15 minutes by car from the Shizuoka IC on the Tomei Expressway
  • About 20 minutes by car from the Shizuoka IC on the Shin-Tomei Expressway

The Surroundings

Mountain Area

The mountainous areas have long been well-known for producing premium teas grown with great care on farms at high elevations interspersed with the rich forests and irrigated by waters from the pristine streams.

Asahi-en (Station Store)

Asahi-en (Station Store)

Mountain Area
NaturaliTea, Tsubaki Tei

NaturaliTea, Tsubaki Tei

Mountain Area
KANEBUN Tea Farm

KANEBUN Tea Farm

Mountain Area

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