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  • Southern Area

Mamada Kumihimo Braid-making Experience

  • Culture

Experience the exquisite craftsmanship of braiding

Mamada Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese cord created by hand braiding. The cords were used in the armour of Samurai warriors long ago. Today the silk woven cords have a wide range of uses such as bolo ties, obi-himo ties used to secure the obi of women’s kimonos and haori-himo ties in the men and women wear short coats over their kimonos. Try your hand at making your own strap with the vegetable-dyed, pure silk threads made from domestically grown cocoons at a traditional Mamada cord shop.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address 1315-2 Mamada Oyama-shi
Telephone Number 0285-45-0343
Business Hours Open 10am – 7pm (open until 6pm on Sundays and public holidays)
Days Closed for Business Closed on Mondays (except public holidays, in which case the shop is closed the next working day)
Price From 1,000 yen *Prior reservations are required.
Map Code 74 032 301*23

Southern Area

This area boasts evocative historical buildings and townscapes, such as the Ashikaga School, known for being the oldest school in Japan, and Kura no Machi, a district where buildings from the mid-19th century, a time when the area prospered as a commercial district, still stand. At Ashikaga Flower Park, you can see 350 blooming wisteria flowers, flowing downward from above, creating a world of enchantment.

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