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Make a Key Chain from Recycled Kimono Fabric Inside a Café

Be part of the "upcycling" culture of Japan and make a unique souvenir!

Operation Period

All year round, weekdays only. (Excludes Saturdays, Sundays, and weekday holidays).

Time Required

About 1 hour.

Number of Participants



7,700 JPY– (tax included)

Learn about the recycling culture passed down in Japan, the current state of clothing recycling, and Kissho patterns in kimono fabric. This Japanese-style souvenir will be a great memory of your trip. After making the key chain, enjoy your favorite drink and baked good from the cafe menu.

1.Learn about the upcycling culture of Japan.
2.Study the meaning and beauty of ancient Japanese patterns.
3.Select your kimono fabric.
4.Create your key chain.
5.Enjoy tea time (drink & baked good).
6.Select the pattern of your FUGURO (kimono fabric purse) souvenir.

In the past, Watari Town was famous for "sericulture", or silk manufacturing. Some sericulture farmers began by spinning thread from cocoons, then weaving fabric and finally making kimonos. Maybe because of this history, elderly women of the town have the habit of carefully keeping fabric pieces from kimonos and other clothes. The people of Watari have the feeling: “Don’t throw away a piece of fabric big enough to wrap three red beans.” Watalis was inspired by this story, so we started an upcycle project. Kimono left in boxes or chests for many years without being used are remade into cute accessories.

Knowing the hidden meanings of the kimono patterns will help you understand the feelings and hopes of the fabric maker. We'll also learn about kimono fabric materials such as silk and cotton while making a key chain from your favorite pattern!

Experience Program NameMake a Key Chain from Recycled Kimono Fabric Inside a Café
Activity LocationAtelier & Cafe Nakamachi Café
Time RequiredAbout 1 hour.
Operation PeriodAll year round, weekdays only. (Excludes Saturdays, Sundays, and weekday holidays).
Start Time10:00-15:00 Please select the desired time when you apply.
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants10people
Reservation Deadline7 days before by 15:00
About suspension of the activityIn case of cancellation, you will be contacted by the organizer.
Important notes regarding participation・Participants should be aged 10 or older. (If participant under 10 wishes to join, please consult in advance.)
・Application Deadline: 5 business days in advance by 15:00.
Make a Key Chain from Kimono Fabric in a Café experience fee7,700 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, materials cost, handicraft tool rental fee, instruction fee, drink fee, baked goods fee, souvenir (kimono fabric purse FUGURO + your favorite color lip balm), consumption tax.
Method of PaymentPlease pay by cash or card payment on the day. (Available cards: Visa, Master Card...)
Electronic money (Suica, iD, LINE Pay...)
About cancellations and changesIf you wish to cancel or change your reservation, please contact us immediately. Requests for changes may not be available depending on the time and reservation situation.
Cancellation Policy・5~3 days before: 20%
・2 days before: 50%
・Same day: 100%
Special GiftSouvenir (your favorite color kimono fabric purse FUGURO + lip balm).
Meeting Spot22 Azanakamachi, Watari-cho, Watari-gun 989-2351
Meeting TimePlease come by your reserved time.
Access--By Public Transportation-- 
12-minute walk from JR Watari Station (Joban Line)

--By Car-- 
10-minute drive from Joban Expressway Watari
Restroom, gift shop gallery.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursStaff will lead the experience.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese
Support is available if accompanied by interpreters.