Matsuri Sydney

Simply Native Japan is excited to bring the experience of

traditional indigo dyeing in Australia.

Don’t miss this chance!


Indigo dyeing

Indigo blue is one of Japan’s most loved and significant colours.

The deep indigo blue, known as “Ai”, is the most common and popular choice of colour since ancient times, and will be the colour of the official logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Ai is said to carry many useful properties: it acts as an insect repellent, shields against sunburn, and is allergy-free.

The beauty of indigo dyeing or “Ai-zome” is that with varying mixture and time, the colour can be separated into 48 different shades!

Using the same dye on cloth can produce a contrasting result of deep and rich blue through to a bright shade.


Matsuri Sydney (FREE Admission)

Date: 9 December (Sat) 11:00AM-7:30PM
Venue: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
Workshop fees: $20 + textile fee


What you can experience

Creating original items with your own hands using  Japan’s traditional dyeing techniques.

Textiles (T-shirts, bags, tea towels), rubber bands & chopsticks for making patterns will be provided.

The workshop time is approx. 20 min / person.



You can also bring your own textile (one piece only), but please be mindful that the size should be similar to a T-shirt or smaller.


We look forward to seeing you there!