- Learn how to make Tsumami-zaiku in a traditional Machiya style house
- Delicate handiwork is required, but anyone can do it!
- Choose your favourite colour, shape, and parts and create your accessory
- Careful support is provided for those who are not comfortable with handicraft
- Immerse yourself in a peaceful Japanese atmosphere
WHAT TO EXPECT
Tsumami-zaiku is a traditional technique from Edo Era (1603-1868) where one makes flower ornaments by assembling small pieces of cloth by hand. It's often used as a hair accessory. On this tour, you will learn how to make Tsumami-zaiku in a traditional Machiya style house. You'll get to choose the colour and pattern of the flower you'd like to create and a craftsman will teach you how to assemble it by hand. Keep what you make as a souvenir to show off to your family and friends back home!
Things to note:
- Meeting point: Oharibako / 25, Murasakino Shimo-Monzencho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8215
- By bus from JR Kyoto Station: Take Kyoto City Bus Route 101 (B2 bus stop), Route 205 (A2 bus stop), or Route 206 (A3 bus stop) and get off at Daitokuji-mae bus stop
- By train and bus from JR Kyoto Station: Take the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Municipal Subway for Kokuksaikaikan for 15 minutes and get off at Kitaoji Station. Walk to Kitaoji Bus Terminal and take Kyoto City Bus Route 101, 102, 204, 205, 206, or Kita 8. Get off at Daitokuji-Mae bus stop and walk for 2 minutes
- Language support: English (guide, menu)
- Participation requirements: 10 years old and over
- Free Wi-Fi
- There may be other customers wishing to share a table. Please contact the tour if you are late