Arimatsu Village was established in 1608 as a post station between Chiryu Post Station and Narumi Post Station on the Tokaido Road.
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.
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.
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 Narumi Shibori Kaikan (Tie-Dyeing Museum)
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.
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
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)