Mr. Koto Yamaoka, the former president of Ryusen was an artist of Kyoto-Yuzen dyeing and researcher of plant dyeing. When Bingata dyeing was restored after WWⅡ, he was trying to solve a problem of the colors being easily faded out because of using pigments. He used his own fund to establish a research institute of plant dyeing in 1973. That is how “Ryusen” started its history.
While trying to gain popularity of Bingata dyeing by using natural materials, we have challenged to create a dyeing technique with gentle textures peculiar to Okinawa. That is how coral dyeing was created. Coral dyeing is Ryusen’s original method which had been studied for adopting various ideas derived from the blessing of nature that brings happiness and the blessing of the blue, bountiful Okinawan sea.
Ryusen suggests that dyed fabrics will be incorporated into your life centering on household goods and fancy goods with natural, simple charm.
A coral reef basked in the sun gives a shining rainbow color to the Okinawan sea. The beautiful sea variegated with blue, green, violet and other colors is considered to be a gift from nature dyed by a coral reef. Coral is said to bring us good luck and happiness from ancient days. The coral dyeing method represents the attractiveness of coral itself.
Coral dyeing is a peculiar method to Shuri Ryusen and they registered its trademark and design.
Shuri Ryusen Payment Method We accept credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, American express, Diners Club, Discover Card) and cash. If you would like to use cash, please pay at the store on the day of your experience.
You can take your Coral Dye art work home on the same day.
You will receive an instruction manual for ironing (color fixing) to finish at home.
We would kindly like to ask you to keep in mind:
1. The instructions of “How to dye” will start promptly at your reserved time. Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
2. If you are late, you please reschedule depending on availability.
3. If our parking lot is full, we ask you to use the nearby paid parking lot (at your own expense).