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Make Japanese folk art with a teacher

Make Japanese folk art with a teacher

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Drinks and equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I started crafting temari and natural dying five years ago. Maybe because I talk passionately, I was asked to teach shortly after. Ever since, I have been hosting workshops in Europe and Japan. I host this experience because I love all the aspects of the workshop. I love making temari with others, getting to know new people from different backgrounds, connecting people, and introducing my…

What we’ll do

Using only natural materials, you will experience all three steps of making temari—embroidered folk art balls. They have historically been made by mothers as a toys, but now temari remains as a traditional craft. You'll learn how to make a ball from scratch, with rice husk, herbs, aromatic oil, and paper. You'll stitch a guideline, and then, finally, you'll stitch a traditional geometric or other…

What I’ll provide

Temari supplies Temari needle set, rice husk, aromatic oils, herbs, paper, tape, naturally dyed threads, mini project bag, and temari video

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Where you'll be

The workshop is in a cozy studio, a one-minute walk from JR Nishi-Ogikubo Station. Nishi-Ogikubo is a village-like neighborhood in West Tokyo, 10 minutes from Shinjyuku. The area is popular among creative people. You can find many unique, small shops, good restaurants and bars, and beautiful Zempukuji Park. You might find more charms of Tokyo here than you expected.

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

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Make Japanese folk art with a teacher
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18 reviews