I planted Japanese indigo seeds in the this spring. It has grown so big now. I harvest indigo a couple of 2 or 3 times a year. I will harvest indigo in July for the first time this year. It will be the first time in the Reiwa Period.
※A Japanese era name is a title used for numbering years in the Japanese calendar system. For example, 2019 is Reiwa 1.
In this year’s Osaka, the rainy season was late and dry days continued. So I was a little worried about the growth of indigo. However, it has grown rapidly in the last few days of rain. In Japan, the Fast Indigo is traditionally harvested on July 2, Hangesho (the 11th day after the summer solstice) , so I can be harvested already it.
The “WORKSHOP ON DYE WITH FRESH LEAVES OF INDIGO” scheduled in the middle of July will be held safely.
To those who made a reservation for this workshop.
You will surely be able to dye good colors. Please look forward to!
To those who enjoy plant dyeing.
Half will be used for fresh leaf dyeing, and half will be sold as dried leaves (dyes). looking forward to!