DIY Japan Stamp Book Workshop

DIY Japan Stamp Book Workshop | Wed, April 28, 2021

Join our DIY Japan Stamp Book workshop to capture your memories when traveling around Japan!

DIY Japan Stamp Book

Cute stamps are all over Japan; in train stations, temples, shrines, and more! Make your own stamp book for yourself or children to capture your Japan memories.

Temple worshippers enjoy carrying their goshuincho (御朱印帳) or temple books to collect the Goshuin (御朱印) seal stamps from Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples alike. Additionally, enthusiasts love collecting stamps found in other parts of Japan, like train stations, museums, etc.

In this class, students will learn how to create their own stamp books. Each participant will apply the accordion folding technique and unique stamp designs inspired by Japanese patterns to create their own DIY Japan Stamp Book goshuincho (御朱印帳) to hold memories for years to come.

While we have materials to use, bring your favorite Japanese Chiyogami Paper or origami paper, and a notebook for sketching your ideas if you wish.
Class sessions and all materials are 5,000 yen (+ 10% tax).

COVID-19 Safety Measures

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we require all participants to wear a mask during the workshop, comply with a temperature check upon entry into the gallery, as well as sanitizing their hands. A hand sanitizer will be provided to you during the workshop. If you have traveled abroad within 1 month prior to the workshop, or if you have a fever or cough, please refrain from participation.

DIY Japan Stamp Book

DIY Japan Stamp Book Workshop | Wed, April 28, 2021 Details

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 9:15-11:45
Location: Best Living Japan Studio | 3 Chome-17 Minamiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0047
Access: Plan your visit here (Google map). 12 min walk from Hiroo Station or Shirokane-Takanawa Station.

About the Instructor

Palmarin Merges is a Filipina American artist and trained Printmaker, whose work draws upon the desire to become more sustainable. Temple Book Workshop By reusing materials close at hand, she now works primarily in mixed media, especially household waste – plastic, cardboard, etc. These common materials taken from the fabric of daily life are processed and then transformed into patterns, collages, and concrete poetry.

Palmarin Merges holds an MFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited in Japan, the Philippines, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon. She has previously taught Relief, Screenprint, and drawing at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Marylhurst University, Pacific University, and the Multnomah Arts Center.

You can find her at and on Instagram @gogokobo and @palmarinprints

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