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  • Eastern Area

Higeta Indigo Dyeing Studio

An indigo dyeing shop that has been in business since the late 1700s. Traditional indigo and vegetable dyeing techniques are said to have once accounted for 80% of the clothing worn by the public. Here those techniques have been handed down to the present day.

Popularly known as "Japan Blue," indigo and its traditional dyeing methods are highly regarded around the world. The 200-year-old thatched house epitomizes Mashiko's townscape, and the 72 indigo vats arrayed inside are a sight to see. Both the building and the vats are registered as prefectural Tangible Cultural Properties.

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Basic Information

Address Jonaizaka 1, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0285-72-3162
Business Hours 8:30-17:00
Days Closed for Business Monday (The next day for public holidays)
Map Code 39 177 252*45

Eastern Area

The eastern area is famous for its abundant flowers and traditional Mashiko pottery. Seasonal charms welcome tourists throughout the year with flowers such as cherry blossoms and wisterias in spring and some of the nation’s most beautiful autumn foliage.

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