During the last years of Qing Dynasty, Sa-kak-eng (Sanxia) was the most important center for the dyeing industry in northern Taiwan. It was also the main producing area of mayflower gloryberry, which is a source of the dyes used for indigo dyeing. Many archway facades of “dyehouses” from those days can still be seen on Sanxia Old Street. Although the indigo dyeing industry has undergone rise and fall, the industry that once disappeared is now recovered under the efforts of local culturati. We have also built a dyehouse at THE CAN for you to experience the indigo dyeing culture in Sanxia.
Weekday: Mon. to Fri. at 13:30, one course per day
Holiday: Sat. & Sun. at 11:00 and 13:30, two courses per day
◎Reservations must be made three days in advance; number of persons not limited.
◎Reservations for groups under 40 persons are acceptable.
◎The course takes about 1.5~2 hours, and participants can take the finished pieces with them.
◎Each material pack is prepared for one person; accompanying individuals must consume the minimum price at KOUJI Restaurant.
◎It is recommended that you wear dark color clothes and pants to prevent from being stained with dyes.
◎Reservations will not be available when there are artistic and cultural performances and private events.
◎Make a reservation for “Natural Cuisines” at KOUJI Restaurant to receive a 5% discount. (Not applicable for afternoon tea, desserts, and a la carte foods and beverages)
Reservation: Please fill out the form below or call Activities Department at 02-2671-7090#210
Price list for natural indigo dyeing
Weekday: 13:00 Weekday: 11:00 or 13:00
Small Handkerchief ┉┉$200 Clothes (Kids) ┉┉$500
Large Handkerchief ┉┉$250 Clothes (S-L) ┉┉$600
Long Scarf ┉┉$600 Clothes (XL and larger) ┉┉$800
▲Refer to Price List for indigo dyeing items (sizes of clothes depend on the inventory on-site)
▲Indigo dyeing materials: Cotton handkerchief & cotton scarf
▲Indigo dyeing materials: Cotton clothes (kids & adults)