Edo Tsumami Kanzashi Workshop


Learn how to make Edo Tsumami Kanzashi from the only authentic Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan in the U.S.!

Friday, August 28, 2015 
6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. | JCCCW, 1414 S. Weller Street Seattle
$45 including materials
Advance sign up only,
as space is limited.
Please register online by 11:00 PM (PST) on Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Kanzashi is an ornamental hairpin with a history that dates as far back as 3000 years.  Among the many types of Kanzashi, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi was developed during the Edo period when the technique of Hana-kanzashi worn by apprentice Geisha in Kyoto, and was brought over to Edo (modern day Tokyo). It has been designated as a traditional handicraft in Tokyo and Chiba prefecture.  The art is slowly disappearing due to fewer people wearing kimono, however it is becoming very popular among non-Japanese who have incorporated them into Western attire, such as Katy Perry wearing one at the MTV Music Awards ceremony.

Students will make a set of two pretty Plum Blossom bobby pins (similar to the ones pictured above). The fee for the class includes all materials. After learning the history, types, materials, motifs and artistry of the Edo Tsumami Kanzashi through a brief lecture, students will learn the fundamental steps for Maru-tsumami (round pinching) to make plum blossom bobby pins.

*The workshop is for personal enjoyment as a hobby/craft. By signing up for this workshop, you agree not to sell the completed items or class materials for profit or business purposes.

* Kimono fabric supplied by the instructor may be different than what appears in the picture and is based upon available stock.

* Cancellations must be made by one business day before the class date by 5:00 p.m. Refunds will not be given to cancellations or no shows after this date without a courtesy phone call in the event of an emergency.

Edo Tsumami Kanzashi Workshop

DATE & TIME: Friday, August 28, 2015,  6:30P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

PLACE: Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington – Building #1, Conference Room #1

1414 S Weller St, Seattle, WA 98144

WORKSHOP FEE: $45 including materials.

Advance payment only, as space is limited. 

To enroll, please register online by August 27, 11PM (PST).  Visit here for registration

INSTRUCTOR: Kuniko Kanawa




* If you call, please note that the instructor lives on the East Coast, which is three hours ahead of those who reside in Washington State. Thank you!