Yuzen Dyeing: Silk

Traditional Japanese yuzen dyeworks are as storied as they are beautiful.

What will I learn in this class?
After an introduction to the classical use and history of yuzen techniques, students dye their own handkerchief-sized silk swatches through direct application with the instructor’s guidance. Due to the difficulty of yuzen dyeing’s finishing methods, the instructor will complete these final steps before returning finished products to students.

Who teaches this class?
Moriji Murakami’s dyed silk canvases have appeared in galleries across Japan, including the Frederick Harris Gallery. Murakami is also a lecturer of dyed arts at Tsinghua University, the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Shandong University of the arts and many more.


  • Dec 15
  • 1–3:30pm
  • Beate Sirota Gordon & Haru Reischauer classrooms
  • ¥3,500 (materials fee: ¥2,000)
  • Cancellation deadline: Dec 7


  • By registering, Members accept the inherent risks in activities where social distancing requirements cannot be followed, and they agree not to hold the Club liable in the case of injury, illness or contraction of COVID-19 during these activities.