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[034-01]Kyo-kumihimo workshop (strap or bracelet) with a tea ceremony experience


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

The history of Kyoto kumihimo braiding goes back to the beginning of Heian period (794-1185). Since then, kumihimo braids were used and developed in many ways : for armor decoration, as haori cord or obijime, in ritual implements, etc. Kyoto aesthetic sense cultivated through history is represented in each braid. At Meikyoan, have a look at various multicoloured kumihimo handmade by traditional craftsman Meijun Naruhashi, many of which are available for purchase. After braiding your own kumihimo cord you can attach metal fittings to be able to use it as a unique accessory (strap or bracelet). The workshop will be concluded with a tea ceremony experience and will surely become an unforgettable Kyoto experience.

Location: Inside of the atelier
Reservation deadline: 4days before
Facility conditions: Tatami room
Number of participants: 1~6 people
Time Required:
about 2 hours


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