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[Arimatsu Townscape]

A townscape known for Arimatsu-Narumi shibori, a specialty of the Owari clan

Arimatsu is located along the Tokaido between Chiryu-shuku and Narumi-shuku (the highway's 39th and 40th Stages, respectively), and the town enjoyed substantial growth as the home of "Arimatsu-Narumi shibori", a kind of tie-dyed fabric which became very popular among travelers coming and going along the highway, leading to a demand for souvenirs of hand towels, yukatas (light kimonos) and so on made from it. The techniques associated with these fabrics continue to be passed on even today, and buildings which still look the way they did in times gone by are carefully preserved as Tangible Cultural Properties. The Arimatsu-Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum presents the history and craft of tie-dyeing in an easy-to-understand way. Visitors can also try tie-dyeing for themselves. (Reservation and additional fee required.)
Posted photos Main / Three photos Upper right Arimatsu streets
Three photos Upper left "Famous Arimatsu Tie-Dyed Fabrics at Narumi, Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido", by Hiroshige Utagawa, lower Tie-Dyeing Museum library
 
● Arimatsu Townscape
Address Arimatsu, Midori-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Phone +81-52-621-0111 (Arimatsu-Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum) (English available)
Access Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line from "Meitetsu Nagoya Station" close to "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Arimatsu Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
 

Places to go to see and experience making Arimatsu shibori

● Arimatsu-Narumi Tie-Dyeing Museum
Address 3008 Arimatsu, Midori-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Phone +81-52-621-0111 (English available)
Opening hours 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
Holidays Every Wednesday from December to March (Thursday if Wednesday is a holiday), three days before and after the Shibori Matsuri festival, year-end and New Years
Admission fee Adults 300 yen, elementary / junior high / high school students 100 yen
● Tie-dyeing experience (reservation required, time required: approx. 60 to 120 minutes)
Handkerchief tie-dyeing 1,080 yen, T-shirt tie-dyeing from 3,240 yen
Access Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line from "Meitetsu Nagoya Station" close to "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Arimatsu Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
URL http://www.shibori-kaikan.com/indexJ.htm
Ukiyoe "Famous Arimatsu Tie-Dyed Fabrics at Narumi, Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido", by Hiroshige Utagawa. (Owner: Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art.)

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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