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Mizuhiki Handcrafting Workshop

Traditional Japanese Decorations
April 21, 2018

Mizuhiki are Japanese crafts made from tied washi (Japanese paper) and are tradiationally used as decorations for gift-wrapping. In Japanese culture, the word musubu (結ぶ), which means ‘to tie’, is not only used for wrapping, but can also evoke a sense of creating bonds between people. The exquisite shapes of handmade mizuhiki convey feelings of togetherness and warmth.

In this workshop led by professional gift wrapper Yoshie Kumagai, you will explore the Japanese customs of gift-giving and omotenashi (spirit of hospitality) and have a chance to handcraft small mizuhiki decorations. In addition, you will learn how to write some kanji (Chinese characters) and Japanese expressions that communicate certain feelings. Finally, you will create a card/bookmark, decorated with your own handcrafted mizuhiki and a kanji of your own choosing – for yourself, or someone dear to you.

This workshop will be conducted in English; no Japanese language ability is required.

ABOUT YOSHIE KUMAGAI

Yoshie is a professional gift wrapper certified by the Wrapping Association in Japan (ラッピング協会).

Combining her design skills and knowledge from Japan, she has been introducing and teaching furoshiki (fabric gift wrapping) techniques in Sydney since 2009. She has run mizuhiki workshops and performed furoshiki demonstrations in and around Sydney, including at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

 

 

Mizuhiki Handcrafting Workshop Application Form
(Mr, Mrs, Ms, etc.)
You must be at least 18 years old to join this workshop.
(Library membership is not the JPF membership. To become a member, please click here)
Terms & Conditions

• In the case that enrolment does not reach the minimum number of 12, the workshop may be cancelled.
• Workshop fees will not be refunded unless the workshop is cancelled due to low enrolment numbers.

Photo Release Permission

I give permission to have my photograph taken during Mizuhiki Handcrafting Workshop at The Japan Foundation, Sydney for its publicity, promotional and/or educational purposes (including publications, presentation or broadcast via newspaper, internet or other media sources). I do this with full knowledge and consent and waive all claims for compensation for use, or for damages.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

April 21, 2018 (Saturday)
1pm-4pm

Please arrive 15 minutes early. 

VENUE
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

ADMISSION

General fee: $40
JPF Member fee: $35
Japan in Action students: $10 to cover materials

Bookings are essential.

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CLASS SIZE
Max: 30 / Min: 12

Eligibility
Minimum Age: 18 years
Japanese language study required: No

ENQUIRIES
(02) 8239 0055

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