What we will do
Tsumami-zaiku, it’s a traditional Japanese craft using small squared pieces of cloth that is pinched and folded with tweezers. No needles or thread!! It originated about 200 years ago during the Edo period:)
It’s used by Geisha and Maiko as hair ornaments and accessories for Kimono. Nowadays Tsumami Zaiku accessories are getting popular for uses in regular occassions.
At Tsumami-zaiku class, you can make a beautiful flower of either magnet, corsage or hair tie. Hair tie can be a bag charm:)
1, Choose your fabric (a special type of fabric called Chirimen). There are various colours so you can pick your favorite colour;)
2, Practice how to fold and glue then give it a try!! It may be a bit tricky at first, but you’ll quickly get used to it:)
3, Glue them together to make a flower and place on the base (magnet, corsage or hair tie).
4, Choose pearls or beads and put it in the middle of flower.
Done!! It takes about 1-1,5 hours.
Hi, I’m Wakana.
I was born and grew up here in Tokyo. I’ve lived in Australia and Canada to study English.
I really like to meet new people, make friends and talk about different cultures. At the moment I offer Calligraphy, Cooking, Origami and Tsumami-zaiku workshops.
I am a licensed calligraphy instructor. I’ve been learning Japanese Calligraphy (“Shodo”) since I was 8 years old.
I also studied Nutrition and have worked as a dietitian. I love to eat, I live to eat!! If you like fish, I can take you to the best Japanese restaurant!
I want to introduce Japanese culture in a fun way. My main goal is to help visitors to Japan have a memorable time here:)
Where we will meet
The workshop is held in central Tokyo, it’s about 10 minutes away from Akihabara or Ueno.
What I will provide
◎Tsumami Zaiku workshop
◎Fabrics and tools to make your own accessory
What to bring
Please do not come barefoot as it will be held in a local home otherwise you need to purchase socks.
For security purposes, I will ask you to send a photo of your photo ID.