On March 19, Okamoto Shoten opened Giemon Live Factory a new shop inside the VIORO shopping building in Tenjin. Visitors can learn more about Kurume kasuri, see traditional weaving process close-up, and purchase delightful textiles. Kurume kasuri is a patterned fabric that is used to make shirts, dresses, pants, and fashion accessories, such as bags. Read about this local traditional craft in this article by Fukuoka Now. Order a tailor-made outfit to your taste by selecting a design and fabric from a range of samples! This strong, durable cotton fabric is strongly associated with the Kurume area and has a history that stretches back over 200 years. Kurume kasuri workshops were held by Ikeda Kasuri Kobo and Kasuri Nishihara at the event on March 19.
Giemon Live Factory, 5F VIORO
Open: 11:00 ~ 21:00