Kumi no Sato 伊賀伝統伝承館 伊賀くみひも 組匠の里

Learn about the traditional craft of making colorful kumihimo braided accessories at Kumi no Sato in Iga.

Iga is a lovely city that is bursting with history and tradition. Most famous for being the birth place of ninja, there are many unique experiences that visitors can sign up for. For people who are interested in crafts, you can go to Kumi no Sato, a shop that sells a wide range of colorful kumihimo braided products and offers workshops where you can weave your own keepsake from your visit. Choose your own colors and learn how to weave the beautiful thread using a wooden marudai in the same method that has been passed down for 1,300 years. You can make braids in the same style used by samurai to decorate their armor and swords. Since the Meiji Period, the colorful kumihimo have been used to secure the obi on a kimono. Expert instructors will teach you the ancient technique of hand weaving and you will get to take your creation home as a memory of your visit.
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Business hours
9:00 - 17:00
Kumihimo practice workshop
¥1,100 per person
Access by public transportation
About 5 minutes on foot from Uenoshi Stataion (Iga Railway).
〈Access to “Uenoshi” Station〉
[From Osaka] Take about 2 hours by JR Railway.
[From Nagoya] Take about 2 hours by JR Railway.

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