First, we'll introduce ourselves, because it is always nice to know each other. This is a workshop to learn tsumami zaiku—the art of making small, folded cloth flowers. I would like you to enjoy using cloths to make this delicate traditional craft. Folding cloths to make flower petals requires a bit of a skill, but once you get used to it, you will be able to fold cloths better. I will show you samples, and ask what you want to make. You can choose the cloth and pattern you want to use. I will demonstrate how to fold cloth using tweezers, and how to glue the folded cloth. Children over 5 years old can participate fully. Younger children can join, too, but if they can't make a good one, don't worry, because I will make one for them.
Tea or coffee
Tools, glue, and cloth
After the workshop, I can take you to a nearby temple or shrine, depending on your schedule— I want you to enjoy your stay, so it will be my pleasure to take you there.
I know time is precious while traveling. I have other available class locations, depending on where you are staying—Shibuya, Ginza, Shinjuku, Ueno.Don't hesitate to ask.
Make cloth flowers with an artist