Learning from Sankyo Sarashi, a company that forges the future of Sakai's traditional local industry of ”Wazarashi”
Wazarashi is one of the steps in the process of turning cotton into yukata and tenugui. Cotton is grown in the fields, turned into thread at a spinning mill, the thread is starched at a sizing mill, and made into cloth at a cotton cloth mill before being bleached as Wazarashi. After that, they go through dyeing and sorting workshops, and then to the market. As you observe the techniques and teamwork of Sankyo Sarashi's craftsmen at work, you will see how they approach the questions surrounding the future of traditional Wazarashi and how to carry it on to the next generation. At the end of the workshop, you will get to stuff sarashi fabric cut into 10-meter sections into a bag to take home as a souvenir.
- Minimum Number of Passengers
- 2 participants
- Maximum Capacity
- 6 participants
- Participation Restrictions
- We request that you do not bring children in the lower grades of elementary school or younger to participate.
- Meeting and Exchange Areas
Sankyo Sarashi Inc.
195 Keanachō Naka Ward, Sakai City, Osaka
- Open Period
- Closed on certain days
- Closed Period
- Closed on weekends and holidays. Closed during the Golden Week holiday, summer holiday and New Year’s holiday.
- Meeting Times and Business Hours
- From 10:00 a.m./From 1:30 p.m.
- Tour Schedule
- 10:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Meet up directly at the activity venue. 1. An explanation of Sakai's traditional local industry of "Wazarashi" and the procedures used to produce it, 2. Touring the workshop, 3. Wazarashi bag stuffing experience > Program ends after the activity
- Required Time Around
- 1.5 hours
- Provision of Meals
- Meals are not provided
- Universal accessibility
- There are steps, stairs, and tight spaces in the workshop.
- Not available
- After you make your request for a reservation, the tour will be finalized after the experience facility confirms that it can accept you. Then, the reservation is official.
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