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At this workshop, use beautiful yarns to create your own original piece

Kumihimo Practice Workshop

Kumihimo Practice Workshop
Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese handicraft where numerous colored yarns are woven together with a special instrument. The result is colorful and gorgeous. Kumihimo has been used since ancient times for decorations on instruments, kimono, and hair. It is a unique and beautiful craft chock-full of traditional Japanese techniques. The kumihimo workshops held at the Adachi Kumihimokan let you thread your own kumihimo and create bracelets, key fobs, obi fasteners, and other items. The wor...morekshop is 1-2 hours long. Depending on the course you choose, you will be making different items. Instructors provide helpful guidance, so anyone can make a beautiful piece. Create a memorable souvenir of your time in Kyoto.

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The workshop is short, so you can fit it in between your sightseeing plans! This workshop welcomes even total novices!
Tools used in producing kumihimo
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Tools Used In Producing Kumihimo
See a range of implements of different sizes and shapes. Different tools are used to produce different objects. For the workshop, you will be using the round pedestal pictured at center left.
Browse the kumihimo archives
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Browse The Kumihimo Archives
A collection of pieces made using kumihimo through the ages. You must see some of the intricately detailed works. Note that photography is not permitted. If you apply for a kumihimo workshop here, you can enter free of charge to browse the collection. Entrance fee for the archives alone is ¥500.
Make your own kumihimo items
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Make your own kumihimo items
After deciding what it is you wish to make, follow the instructor’s guidance to create your piece. You can make it for yourself or as a gift for a friend. Pictured is a group making bracelets.
Browse and buy kumihimo items
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Browse And Buy Kumihimo Items
The gift shop offers a range of goods made using this technique. We recommend the 'netsuke', a form of decoration. You can use it as a carrying strap for your wallet or other accessory. They are ¥400 each.
Manner & Tips
- Manner & Tips -
Do not make a noise as much as possible and walk out without any permission in middle of the workshop.
It is better that you create your artwork following instructions.
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Access:
Take Karasuma-dori off Marutamachi-dori and head north until you reach the Karasuma Shimo-tachiuri crossroads. Continue going further north until you see Demizu-dori, then turn left. A short walk away is the Adachi kumihimokan building.
Kumihimo Practice Workshop Appearance Photo
Kumihimo Practice Workshop
Categories Cultural Experience
Phone +81 75-432-4113
Address 390, Nakademizucho, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 602-8012
Directions 5-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Marutamachi Station
Hours 9am - 4pm
Reservations You can also participate without a reservation. However, the building is sometimes closed, so we suggest calling in advance.
Closed Irregular holidays & year end New Year's season
Notes Usually not too busy at any time
Fee A-course: Obi Dome ¥5,500(¥5,000)
B-course: Hair ornament/decorative item ¥2,700(¥2,500)
C-course: Strap ¥2,160(¥1,950)
D-course: Bracelet ¥2,160(¥1,950)
E-course: Key ring ¥2,160(¥1,950)
F-course: Earphone jack ¥2,160(¥1,950)
G-course: Eyeglass cords ¥3,240 (not available for groups)

*( ) is group pricing – for groups of 21 people or more
*A-course is 2 hours long. Others are 1 hour long.
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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No guidance in English
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
URL http://www.adachikumihimokan.com/
Kumihimo Practice Workshop +81 75-432-4113 A-course: Obi Dome ¥5,500(¥5,000) B-course: Hair ornament/decorative item ¥2,700(¥2,500) C-course: Strap ¥2,160(¥1,950) D-course: Bracelet ¥2,160(¥1,950) E-course: Key ring ¥2,160(¥1,950) F-course: Earphone jack ¥2,160(¥1,950) G-course: Eyeglass cords ¥3,240 (not available for groups) *( ) is group pricing – for groups of 21 people or more *A-course is 2 hours long. Others are 1 hour long. 2/3

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