Arimatsu is a charming traditional Japanese town, known for its shibori since 1608. I felt like I stepped back in time. If you visit, I highly recommend staying at Guesthouse Mado, like I did. It's about a five minute walk from the Arimatstu train station and about five minutes from the Shibori Museum. The owner speaks English and really went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable and happy. The whole place was exceptionally clean and the breakfast was delicious.
All of the buildings in Arimatsu have these four shibori panels that spell out A-Ri-Ma-Tsu in Japanese.
This is the Shibori Museum
Come back tomorrow to see photos of the museum and my Shibori class!