We came back from Japan 3 weeks ago already, but the memories and inspirations we took with us will hopefully stay much longer … I would like to show you from time to time some more of it. Today we are traveling back to Kyoto where we discovered indigo textile studio called Aizen Kobo. I’m so in love in indigo colour!
We found this charming place through Durston's Old Kyoto book, which is truly unique. The Aizen Kobo studio is located in weaving and textiles district where we cycled ( it’s a pretty long way to go from the central station!). The workshop is a third-generation family business. It's run by Mr. Ken-ichi Utsuki and his wife Hisako. She does the beautiful designs- scarves, shirts, dresses, coats- all hand-dyed and hand sawn. AIZENKOBO name literally and amusingly translates as “the workshop that loves dyeing,” . Miss Hisako gived us a short guide into the very old and so beautiful house and explained the unique process of making traditional indigo textile. You can read more HERE. Miss Hisako , kept convincing us that all what was made in their studio , you would not find anywhere . As you can imagine, I wished to take with me half of the products she showed us… I’m so glad we went there and discovered this truly magic place , where there is so much authenticity and beauty.