Step into the Edo period;
Authentic traditional tie-dying
-Arimatsu: Elegant tie-dyes flowing in the wind.-
Below the endless sky bathed in deep indigo lies a timeless treasure. Arimatsu; a town steeped in the traditional arts of tie-dying. Here, historic buildings presided by prominent merchant families that have stood the test of time complete the picturesque scenery reminiscent to what one may see in an Edo Period
In this place of tranquility, where meticulously crafted noren curtains waving in the wind adorn the streets, Yaji, the protagonist in the classic Japanese novel 'Tokaidochu Hizakurige' ('Shank's Mare'), overtaken by the sheer beauty of the tie-dyed crafts resolves to possess his own tie-dyed tenugui hand towel. You too can have your very own world-renowned tie-dyed souvenir. Edo culture has been preserved in this town for over 400 years and has been captivating visitors to this very day.