Tenukuri Studio

Voices from participants


Course/Workshop outline:
・Duration:2 hours
・Introduction to our color arrangement.
・Dyeing tenugui by using pattern sheet (stencil) which is held by a wooden frame.
・Different type of pattern sheets (stencil) are prepared on a monthly basis.
・Experiencing the originality of a craftsman’s techniques, skills as followings:
・’Katatsuke’- applying a layer of starch on the pattern sheet(stencil).
・’Senshoku’- dyeing fabric in many different patterns/motifs by using a wide selection of dyes.
・’Kiji-arai’ – washing to remove the starch and excess dye.
・1 group can dye a piece of fabric that is 1 tan in size.
(tan = measurement unit)
・1 tan is able to produce 10 ~11 pieces of tenugui.
・Tenugui can dry fast. Therefore, it can be used as a hand towel, even it is a good choice as a wiping cloth and various usages in daily life.
・Create your own piece of tenugui bearing your characteristic continuously.



Mr. Keita Katsushika

Mr. Keita Katsushika
Raised in Katsushika-ku, and living in Katsushika as well.
Mr. Katsushika has a great interest about sights with residents in Katsushika.
Since 2010, he has started to publish a single-frame comic strip
(from the series of comics titled “Katsushikashika”) on his website.
His objective is to illustrate the originality of Katsushika which includes words, behaviour of
the residents, items involved, etc.

Homepage (Details on Katsushika):(http://libertysketch.com)

Ms. Yumi Hattori (Representative of Tenugui Kurasuta)

Ms. Yumi Hattori (Representative of Tenugui Kurasuta)

Blog (Tenublog): http://kamariyan.cocolog-nifty.com/tenublog

Ms. Doch

Ms. Doch
Ms.Doch produces and sell original cotton merchandise such as bags and mittens.



I think dyeing tenugui requires not only skills and techniques, but it also involve fine elements of physical science. If I were a Junior High school student, it would help me in chemistry study. It was an amazing experience.。