Arimatsu Village was established in 1608 as a post station between Chiryu Post Station and Narumi Post Station on the Tokaido Road.

Fifty three Stations on the Tokaido Famous Arimatsu Tie dyed Fabrics
Fifty three Stations on the Tokaido Famous Arimatsu Tie dyed Fabrics

The traditional industry, Arimatsu tie-dying, is said to have been invented by the first immigrant to Arimatsu, Takeda Shokuro, and Arimtatsu prospered with the shibori (tie-dyed cotton) industry.

Arimatsu squeezing hand spider squeezing
Arimatsu squeezing hand spider squeezing


The remaining houses on the road were reconstructed after the great fire of Tenmei occurred in 1784 and the following fire protection construction features then applied are preserved: tile-roofing, nurigome-zukuri (a process used to build a fire-resistant wall), and mushikomado (a type of window containing an insect cage-like lattice) on the second floor. The townscape was designated as a townscape preservation area of Nagoya in 1984.
Carp streamer on a buiding Arimatsu Shibori
Carp streamer on a building Arimatsu Shibori

Arimatsu tie-dyeing festival is held annually on the 1st Saturday and Sunday of June. Colorful tie-dyed fabrics decorate the town’s streets and tie-dyed fabrics and other products are sold at discounted prices.

Arimatsu Tie Dying Festival
Arimatsu Tie Dying Festival

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Kaikan (Tie-Dyeing Museum)

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Kaikan Building
Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Kaikan Building

Shibori dyeing history and techniques are shown here, and you can experience a first-hand demonstration of this. You can also purchase various Shibori tie-dyed clothes and other articles.

Tie Dyeing Museum In Arimatsu
Tie-Dyeing Museum In Arimatsu

Hours: Open: 9:30-17:00 (Performances run till 16:30)

Closed: Wed. (OrtThe following day if Wed. falls on a public holiday) and Dec. 28-Jan. 3

Admission: ¥300.

Location:
Commerce and Industry Cooperative of Arimatsu Tie-Dyeing 3008, Arimatsu, Midori Ward (Midori-ku), Nagoya City (Nagoya-shi), Aichi Prefecture (Aichi-ken) 458-0924, JapanAbout 5 minutes walk from Arimatsu Station (Meitetsu Nagoya Line)

Website: http://www.shibori-kaikan.com/kaikan-e.html

arimatsu tye dyed products
arimatsu tye dyed products

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