Waving Flags for Good Luck: Experience Hokkaido’s Tairyo-Bata Dyeing – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Tairyo-bata, literally “big catch flags,” are large, intricate flags traditionally flown from fishing boats during the New Year holidays and for special occasions. According to popular belief, waving tairyo-bata is said to bring good luck for the fishing season. Learn the traditional hand-dyeing technique used to create unique, colorful patterns in Urakawa, Hokkaido, and embrace your inner craftsman! Create your own flag to stand out against the backdrop of the ocean together with a local instructor.  


62-1 Tokiwacho, Urakawa, Urakawa-gun, Hokkaido