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We are open on seven days a week.
The studio is open seven days a week from 9:30am to 5:30pm. More information about the classes we offer during those hours and how to make a reservation are included below.

Please note that we are closed for two holiday seasons during the calendar year: before and after New Year's Day (typically December 28–January 8) and around mid-summer in August (typically August 13–16).

We have two kinds of classes at SAORINOMORI
Visitors' Class

Join us for an individual, one-day session and weave alongside other local and international visitors. The Visitors’ Class is a free-flowing, semi-private class open to weavers of all ages, experiences and capabilities that is held during the studio’s open hours from 9:30am to 5:30pm. During a one-day session, you can choose from a range of our unique SAORI Ready-made Warps, available in black and various materials and colors, that are already set on looms in the studio and start weaving immediately.

Our instructors will guide you through the philosophy and fundamentals of SAORI. In just 2 to 3 hours, you can experience the joy of SAORI and weave a small tapestry or your own one-of-a-kind scarf or shawl. Note that limited guidance is available in English during these sessions; however, all instructors are well-experienced and able to assist visitors in basic English.

Fees: JPY1000 per day + material (starting at JPY10 per gram) + 10% tax

Please e-mail us at for more information and to make a reservation.

Special Workshops

For those who would like to learn more deeply about all aspects of SAORI, we offer special workshops in English by reservation only. Each experience is tailored to its participants and integrates learning about the SAORI philosophy and putting it into practice through weaving, warping, clothes-making and sharing with one another. In addition to hands-on guidance, participants will have access to practice and weave on their own using all of the equipment, material and resources available at the studio.

Unfortunately, we are fully booked for Special Workshops and overnight accommodations for the remainder of 2019. We are currently in the process of restructuring our class and accommodation offerings for the year 2020 and will provide more details as soon as we can.

Take a look at what you can do in our Visitors' Class.

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