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Meikyoan
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Holiday Mondays,Wednesdays,Thursdays,Sundays and pubic holidays
Business time 14:00~16:00
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● Experience Kyoto culture through Kyo-kumihimo braided cords
Developed in Nara period (710-794), Kyo-kumihimo braiding technique bloomed in ancient Kyoto, decorating Shinto and Buddhist implements, armor, kimono accessories and furnishings. Kumihimo cords with multi-coloured patterns are made using various braiding stands, such as marudai, kakudai, takadai or ayatakedai. At Meikyoan, cord braiding workshops with real tools and materials are implemented under the guidance of traditional craftsman Meijun Naruhashi. After the workshop, enjoy matcha tea in a tea ceremony room, listening to the explanations about Kyoto culture.

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Price ¥1,000~¥5,000
Price example Kumihimo bracelet ¥2,000
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[034-01]Kyo-kumihimo workshop (strap or bracelet) with a tea ceremony experience 詳細表示

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Initiate yourself into the traditional Kyo-kumihimo braiding under the guidance of an experienced craftsman.

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Reservation deadline: 4days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
Price:
3,630yen
Time Required:
about 2 hours

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Meijun Naruhashi

Meijun Naruhashi

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After making yorihimo and fusahimo (knot tassels and twisted cords) with his family for 20 years, he decided to pursue his career as an independent Kyo-kumihimo artisan. Besides kumihimo braiding, he is creating Kyo-fusahimo cords and ornamental knots as well.
Akemi Naruhashi

Akemi Naruhashi

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After getting married, she studied ornamental knotting under Toshiko Tanaka and launched her kumihimo accessory business.

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