Indigo-dye theme park Aizome Yui-no-mori opens in Biei
On July 3, ‘Mizuno Some Kojo’ (Mizuno dyeing factory), a manufacturer and vendor of dyed products, held a pre-opening event at Aizome Yui-no-mori, a theme park in the town of Biei in the Kamikawa region of northern Hokkaido, where visitors can enjoy hands-on indigo-dyeing activities as well as food and drink. Approximately 150 people, including local residents and those involved, took part.
The town loaned out the building of the closed Four Seasons Exchange Center free of charge. In the first-floor hands-on activity section, handkerchiefs (990 yen) and other items are sold with the hands-on indigo-dyeing fee included in the price, and personal items brought in by participants can also be dyed. The café on the second floor sells tea and cookies made with indigo leaves grown in Biei, and soft-serve ice cream made from milk produced in the town.
“We want to promote ‘Biei blue’ from here. We hope people will enjoy the indigo dyeing, as each piece has a unique expression,” says the theme park CEO, Mizuno Hirotoshi.
Opens from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (café opens at 11:00 a.m.). Irregular holidays
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