Be clothed blue Tomomi Hirota

■Challenge: Spinning Cotton Remotely!

You will experience thread spinning using a old fashioned tool called a spindle. The whole process of turning the spun thread into a brooch is remotely available for you to experience the craft in the comfort of your own home.

In these days when travel and going out is difficult, we bring you a fun and slightly challenging manufacturing experience.


Dates and times: September 20, 2020 (14:00-16:00) and September 21, 2020 (10:00-12:00)
Fee : 5,500 yen (tax included)
Capacity : 3 people (age range: junior high school and up)
Experience time : 2 hours
Application deadline : 14 days before the date of the event
Cancellation deadline : 7 days before the date of the event
(Please contact to cancel)


What to send you in advance
・Spindles (tools for spinning thread)
・Brooch Mounting
・5 colors of raw cotton (cotton before being made into thread)
*Tools are non-returnable. Enjoy hand spinning even after the workshop.


What to prepare for on the day
・Anything that can communicate using zoom, such as a computer or smartphone
・A teacup or cup (to be used as a foundation for spinning)
・You will experience the whole session through zoom. In principle, participation is limited to those who have access to the internet for a long period of time, such as a computer or smartphone, and those who live in Japan for mailing purposes.
・We will send you the package by post one week in advance. We ask you to receive the package in advance.
・You must register your email address with zoom in advance. Registration for zoom is free.
・You will receive a special invitation email for the hand-spinning workshop at least 5 days before the date of the workshop to the address you registered, please provide your email address when you make your reservation.
・You will be responsible for any communication costs associated with the Internet.
・The price includes mailing and materials costs.

■Be clothed blue Tomomi Hirota

A graduate of Kanazawa College of Art, she started her career as “Be clothed blue” in 2014. She spins threads by hand from raw cotton, naturally ferments indigo from Tokushima’s sukumo indigo (to make the indigo dyeable), dyes the threads, and finishes the cloth by hand weaving. The entire process is carried out by hand and carefully crafted into scarves, mufflers, and other household items.


E-mail :
Business hours: 11:00 – 18:00
Closed: irregular
Access: 2-1-21 Higashiyama 2-1-21 (Kanazawa Machiya Syokuninkobo Higashiyama), Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0831, Japan
[Bus] From JR Kanazawa Station, take the Hokutetsu Kanazawa Bus or the Jokamachi Kanazawa Shuttle Bus or the West Japan Railway Bus to Hashiba-cho (Higashi, Kazuemachi-chaya district), then walk north for about 5 minutes.
Parking: 1 regular car

Information for people with disabilities

  • 紙やペン等を利用し、文字(日本語)を書いて意思を伝え合う筆談の対応ができる

  • 視覚障害者へのフォローが可能