tezomeya Shop Kyoto
The store is located behind the dyeing studio. Customers visiting the store must pass through a passageway next to the workshop to enter the store. Therefore, customers who visit the store can not only see the products, but also experience the entire process. From the lighting of the burner to the smell of the dye vats, the experience is available just by opening the door.
The studio opened on the south side of the Kyoto Imperial Palace in July 2002 and moved to the south side of Nijo Castle in June 2022. Nearby is a shopping district used by townspeople for daily shopping.
Feel free to leave your belongings at our shop and stroll around the neighborhood. Take a leisurely walk around and enjoy and experience a slice of real Kyoto.
Exterior view of tezomeya facing the street.
Enter from here and go through the passageway to find the store in the back.
The store is closed irregularly.
Please refer to the “Store Business Day Calendar” below.
Online Store: Natural Dye Studio tezomeya in Kyoto, Japan
Calendartezomeya Kyoto store business day
451, Taruya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8322 Japan
By Kyoto Subway Tozai Line
Nijyojyo-mae (or “Nijyo Castle”) Station. From Exit 1 (5 minutes on foot)
From exit No. 1, walk to the right and turn right at the next corner.
With your back to Nijo Castle, continue straight and cross the pedestrian crossing at the intersection.
Pass by the fire station and Nakagyo Ward Office, and turn right at the corner of the ward office.
After the first alley, tezomeya is the second house from the corner.
The dyeing space can be seen at the far left.
Pass through the passageway on the right and the store is located in a separate building at the back.
This is a view of the store.
Please take your time to browse our products in a relaxed atmosphere.
Born in Mie Prefecture, Grew up in Tokyo.
Started working for Wacoal Co., and moved to Kyoto.
Began relationship with Masahisa Dyeing Factory
Resigned from Wacoal. Started apprenticeship at Masahisa Dyeing Factory. Learned natural dye methods from Mr. Hirota etc.
Assisted Ujyou Maeda’s dyeing exhibition. (I was totally blown away by Mr. Maeda’s work.)
Completed apprenticeship at Masashisa Dyeing Factory. Became independent dyer.
Started teaching at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Born and raised in Hyogo Prefecture.
Resigned from Wacoal. Mother to two sons.
Started working at tezomeya.