Feb. 12, 2019 UPDATE
Story & Recommendation
Use beautiful ribbons to create your own original piece at this workshop
Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese handicraft where numerous colored cords and ribbons 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 workshop is 1-2 hours long and 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. ▼Click here for Writer's Blog http://sharing-kyoto.com/Blog/b_004/
Tools Used In Producing Kumihimo
See a range of implements of all different shapes and sizes. Different tools are used to produce different objects, but for the workshop, you will be using the round pedestal pictured on the left.
Browse the Kumihimo Archives
A collection of pieces made using kumihimo through the ages. You must see some of the intricately detailed works on display here. Note that photography is not permitted. If you apply for a kumihimo workshop here, you can browse the collection free of charge. Entrance fee for the archives alone is ￥500.
Make your own kumihimo items
After deciding what it is you wish to make, follow the instructor’s guidance to create your own 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
The gift shop offers a range of goods made using the Kumihimo 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 -
As much as possible, try to not make noise or walk out without any permission in middle of the workshop. It’s better if you follow instructions and create your own piece.