A rare mini experience of Japanese traditional crafts [Dyeing and weaving bamboo crafts]

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Japanese bamboo crafts have a long history, and it is said that they were loved by samurai during the Edo period, and their beautiful shapes developed as a result. On this day only, a mini experience will be held in Tokyo, where you will be taught by a bamboo artist from Oita Prefecture, a bamboo pr...

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Finished product (bamboo ball accessories)<br>
Finished product (bamboo ball accessories)

Event summary:


Somenova, 5F dyeing experience space, 14-7, Nihonbashi Kofunecho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo


Please contact us by email: 📩 somenova@katsuraya-finegoods.com

Course Introduction:

This three-hour mini experience is a very intensive experience where you can enjoy both dyeing and making bamboo strips at the same time. However, professional bamboo artists will provide detailed instruction so that anyone can participate and have a fun experience.

1. Weaving the bamboo strips (Enjoy the feel of high-quality Oita bamboo as you weave the bamboo ball)

2. The woven bamboo strips are dyed. We use Japanese eco-dyes (Miyako dyes) that are suitable for the natural material of bamboo. Miyako dyes were founded in 1890 in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. The colors have long been loved by Japanese people and are said to be very Japanese, matching well with the texture of the bamboo.

3. Drying

4. Thread a string to make an accessory.

On the day, you will also be able to watch a demonstration of bamboo crafts by the instructor, a bamboo artist.

Bamboo stick production scene<br>
Bamboo stick production scene

Speaker introduction:

Mr. Kojima

While placing importance on designs that utilize the traditional techniques of Oita Prefecture's traditional craft "Beppu Bamboo Crafts," he is also actively working in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, challenging himself to create works that are not limited to bamboo materials. He is also a hybrid artist who performs.

Mr. Kojimachikara<br>
Mr. Kojima


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The dye brand Miyakozome is one of Japan's leading household dyes. We are the only dye brand in Japan that is particular about in-house production, in order to provide households with products of reliable quality and high safety. In 2017, we were the first in the world to receive an eco-passport for hand-dyes at home. We are confident in our ``100 Years of Colors,'' ``Japanese Colors,'' which have been patronized for over 100 years, and our ``Handmade Colors,'' which are each made with sincerity. Dyeing is a traditional Japanese culture. SOMENOVA is a place where you can easily enjoy the dyeing experience that was once popular. You can come empty-handed while shopping. Please stop by once.

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