Experience Japan by making your own “Tsumami” craft!


TSUMAMIDO is “the only one shop” you can learn and experience

What is “Tsumami”?


Tsumami is a traditional technique to make petals, flowers, cranes, and etc. for Kanzashi (ornamental hairpins) to go with kimono and itself has long history about 200 years.
Tsumami-Kanzashi is mainly used by young geisha called “Maiko”, or in special occasions such as “Shichigosan” (the seven-five-three festival), “Sejinshiki” (the coming of age ceremony), wedding and etc.
Traditional Tsumami is made from small squares of silk called “Habutae”. By pinching and holding Habutae like an origami with tweezer, each figure is created.

“Tsumami” workshop: (English Instructor available!)
Are you interested in Japanese traditional Tsumami craft?
TSUMAMIDO provides English Tsumami trial workshop throughout a year.

Workshop ① Experience traditional tsumami craft
In the workshop, we introduce the historical kanzashi which you can find only at TSUMAMIDO, traditional tools and materials to make tsumami.

After small lecture, you will try out making accessory by learning two basic techniques, “maru-tsumami” (round type figure) and “ken-tsumami”(sharp pointed figure).

Tsumami is the only traditional technique you can learn and make in one day!

Activity time: approximately 2hours (depends on participants)
Items: brooch or kanzashi
Price: 3,800yen (Tsumami craft brochure and tax included)

※Sample photo

Workshop ② Kids workshop
Try out learning traditional technique “maru-tsumami”. You can make original tsumami by choosing different colors!
Qualifying age: For ages 6~12
Items: hairpins or magnets
Price: 1,000yen (tax included)

※Sample photo

Workshop ③ Kanzashi making workshop
This workshop is “how to make” kanzashi (ornamental hairpins). By choosing ICHIRIN (TSUMAMIDO`s readymade tsumami flowers), you will learn how to arrange into kanzashi by using wire and etc.
No tsumami making in this workshop.
Activity time: 30min~
Qualifying age: Age 13 and over
Price: 1,500yen (tax included)

※Sample photo

Contact: e-info@tsumami-do.com
with your name, workshop number ①② or ③, request date and time, and number of participants.

If you need English instruction, check calendar for English Instructor 〉〉

【Photos of workshop】

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