We went on yet another short trip to Awaji Shima – our third since the new year. We ended up staying in the small town of Sumoto. This wasn't our first time staying there since usually, we visit in February when it is much colder, and our options are limited. This time the weather was gorgeous, and we spent most of our time outside exploring the town and enjoying the beach. We also discovered some fantastic local restaurants. On the morning we left, we visited a local indigo dying studio, AiAii, which had a small shop. They grow the plants used for dyeing locally, and the process is very time-consuming. It was all very interesting, and I'd love to take one of their workshops one day. We will be back – but probably not until next year.
Sumoto Trip Advisor: www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g1022843-Sumoto_Awaji_shima_Hyogo_Prefecture_Kinki-Vacations.html
AiAii (Japanese): aiaii.blue/
AiAii FB Page (English): https://www.facebook.com/AiAiiIndigo/
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