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BUAISOU Brooklyn - Open Studio & Workshop

  • BUAISOU Brooklyn 117 Grattan Street Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

BUAISOU Brooklyn
Open Studio & Workshop

Founded in 2012 in Tokushima, Japan, BUAISOU is a group of “sukumo” farmers and dyers. Sukumo is Japanese traditional indigo dye made by fermenting indigo leaves. We grow indigo plans in summer, ferment their leaves in winter, and by the beginning of March, the year’s batch of sukumo is completed. Sukumo making could be compared to wine making. It has been a tradition for hundreds of years in Tokushima, Japan.

Using self-made sukumo, BUAISOU creates a fermenting vat following an ancient recipe called Jigokudate. Our vat consists of only four ingredients: sukumo ash lye, calcium hydroxide and wheat bran. BUAISOU avoids chemicals which are often used in semi-natural indigo dyeing process - such as caustic soda or hydrosulfite. Our vat can be sprinkled back onto the farm soil after the vat is exhausted.

BUAISOU Brooklyn was founded in 2015 as the satellite studio of BUAISOU. It hosts workshops and provides dyeing service for individuals and companies. In conjunction with New York Textile Month, BUAISOU Brooklyn hosts an open studio and Fresh Leaf Dyeing Workshops on Sunday September 18, 1-5pm.

Book workshop seats here:

Sunday, Sep 18, 13:00 - 17:00

117 Grattan St. #101
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Earlier Event: September 18