Hakomotokan in Yamatokōriyama

A few months back while riding through Yamatokōriyama, just south of Nara city, I came across an area called "Konya machi". Although I have ridden through there many times, I had never stopped to really check out what was in that area.  That day I noticed a shop there named Hakomotokan which was located inside an old restored Edo period building.  What I was soon to find out was that this shop was used for dyeing cloth, and that this area had a history of cloth dyeing that dated back to the 1500’s. Unfortunately I arrived to late to try their workshop, but it is very close, so I will be back !


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