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Hitotsuya old folk house workshop

In addition to the actual store in Osaka, there is a “dyeing and weaving farm” in Iga City, Mie Prefecture. And it is an old folk workshop where we cultivate plants only related to dyeing and weaving. Here, plants are grown with organic fertilizers and pesticides, and “sustainable manufacturing” is carried out using miscellaneous trees and bamboo generated by the maintenance and management of satoyama as fuel. We also hold workshops where you can experience traditional dyeing and weaving in Japan (* Please contact us individually for the membership of workshop at the old folk house workshop)

On this page, we would like to introduce about [hitotsuya old folk workshop].


The old folk workshop of Hitotsuya is located in Iga City,Mie Prefecture. It is a very peaceful place where we can see the original scenery of Japan which remains still. Here, we get to enjoy all four kinds of season while we are working hard to create different products for the Hitotsuya. And by the blessings of the surrounding satoyama we can cultivate any types of plants related to dyeing and weaving which are used in Hitotsuya Dyeing and Textile Farm.

On this page, we will introduce the stage of our manufacturing with photos.

▼ Our old folk workshop view from the Urayama.
ひとつ屋の古民家工房


Omoya(main house)
~place for relaxation~


▼ It is the “main house” in the center of the old folk workshop.

▼ The interior of the main house is made of traditional rice straw.

▼ An alcove prepared in the guest room.

▼ On New Year’s Day, we have “osechi” in this room.


▼ There is also a “Western-style room (dining)” in the main house.

▼ I really like the Li Dynasty furniture in the Western-style .


▼ Picture of the veranda and garden of the main house in May. At the back there is a dyeing and weaving workshop.


DOMA
~Dyeing Workshop~


▼Behind the main house is a doma.

▼There is a large furnace and a sink, where plant dyeing is carried out.

▼ We use wood and bamboo from the maintenance and management of the satoyama as firewood (fuel).

▼ Of course, rice is also cooked in this kettle. It’s so delicious!


Workshop ①
~Textile Factory~


▼ This is a building for weaving.

▼ We have a lot of tools, but currently we are sorting them out and so we are planning to be operational from this spring (2024).


Workshop ②
~Dyeing workshop~


▼Workshop② (Dyeing workshop) is located at the backside of workshop① (weaving workshop).

▼ Currently, this is also being sorted out and is scheduled to be operational this spring (2024).


Sericulture
~Space for keeping silkworms~


▼ It is a silkworm farm. At Hitotsuya, silkworms are raised by a method called “shelf keeping”.


Field
~Hitotsuya Dyeing and Textile Farm~


▼ A field that started by regenerating abandoned cultivated land
For details, please see [Hitotsuya Dyeing and Textile Farm]

【Hitotsuya Dyeing and Textile Farm】We cultivate plants only related to dyeing, such as indigo and Japanese cotton.

▼ We also grow mulberries for sericulture.
For details, please see [Hitotsuya Silk].

▼ We have also started cultivating “china grass”, which is a material for ancient cloth.
For details, please see [Ancient Cloth Research Institute].
カラムシ


The information above is about “Hitotsuya old folk house” workshop in Iga City, Mie Prefecture. There are still many things that need to be worked on, but we would like to hold workshops where this works can only be done here.

Information on workshops and other events will be distributed on the official LINE account, so please register if you are interested.