Kami-suki is a new style of papermaking that fits the urban lifestyle. Experience this traditional Japanese craft along with the art of washi in this Japanese craft class in Nishitama.??Experience the meditative practice of creating washi art, from preparing raw materials to make the paper to painting a picture without a brush.
Washi making is a Japanese traditional craft which is certified as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. There are a number of places in Japan where you can make a simple washi, yet the experience offered here is quite unique and distinct as you can start from making raw materials for paper. Immerse yourself in papermaking in the rich forest of Nishitama, Tokyo, while feeling the aroma of plants and refreshing breeze.
In this class, you will create an original washi art piece with a unique method of kami-suki (paper making). You will paint a picture by pouring coloured kozo fibres into a string-framed mould. Even a child can draw a solid and colourful picture easily. By compiling coloured paper fibres in layers, a unique artwork with various colour gradients will be completed. Why not create a distinct artwork showing your originality? Of course, you can take home your completed piece of work. This workshop offers the unique combination of traditional art methods and a modern twist.
- Hinode Washi Area
- One Day Course: Hinode Washi→Hinode-sanso→Bukeyashiki (Ninja Experience?Princess Experience)
- Half Day Course A: Hinode Washi→Hinode-sanso
- Half Day Course B: Hinode Washi→Bukeyashiki (Ninja Experience, Princess Experience)
Recommended nearby spots
- After finishing:
- Tsuru-Tsuru Onsen