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Japanese Arts & Craft Classes – Indigo Dyeing, Ikkanbari & More

Join us for a Japanese Art & Crafts Class this 2019 Fall/Winter. We are tying up with TanoshiClass to offer Indigo Dyeing and Ikkanbari baskets. Learn a new art & craft that you can enjoy as a new skill. All classes are held at the Best Living Japan Studio located at  @ 3-17-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Best Living Japan offers cooking, lifestyle, and crafting classes. Click here for 2019 Fall Best Living Japan coursesClick here for discount voucher information.

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2019 Fall -Japanese Arts & Craft Classes – Indigo Dyeing, Ikkanbari & More 

 

THURS. Sept 19

13:00-15:30

Ikkanbari – Japanese covered shopping basket

Ikkanbari is a traditional handicraft in the Kagawa Prefecture where taking old and worn-out items (especially damaged baskets) and making them new and beautiful again. The technique is similar to paper-mache, in which several layers of wash paper is pasted a frame base, such as baskets, and then varnish with persimmon tannin (kakishibu) for a very strong and durable finish. You will start with a prepped basket (cms 34 x 16 x 22) with study handle and take home a beautiful and useful basket to be used for everyday shopping or storage.  Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax). ****Please note the class time does not allow for varnishing, but this can be done easily at home. The teachers have varnishing supplies you can buy directly after the class – cost for kakishibu (persimmon varnish) is 1,500 JPY and clear varnish is 1,000 JPY.

TUES. Sept 24

13:00-15:30

Ikkanbari – Japanese covered shopping basket

Ikkanbari is a traditional handicraft in the Kagawa Prefecture where taking old and worn-out items (especially damaged baskets) and making them new and beautiful again. The technique is similar to paper-mache, in which several layers of wash paper is pasted a frame base, such as baskets, and then varnish with persimmon tannin (kakishibu) for a very strong and durable finish. You will start with a prepped basket (cms 34 x 16 x 22) with study handle and take home a beautiful and useful basket to be used for everyday shopping or storage.  Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax). ****Please note the class time does not allow for varnishing, but this can be done easily at home. The teachers have varnishing supplies you can buy directly after the class – cost for kakishibu (persimmon varnish) is 1,500 JPY and clear varnish is 1,000 JPY.

Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanWED. Oct 2
13:00pm-15:30pm
Indigo Dyeing – Scarf

Itajime Shibori with Aizome is a traditional handicraft using a shape-resist technique to produce patterns on the fabric. Ai (indigo) is a dye that is collected from the leaves of the Japanese indigo plant. People are attracted to its deep, bright blue color, which many call “Japan blue”. Indigo has antibacterial and insect repellent properties, and is also effective for preventing odors.This session each student will make a 0.5mx2m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax).

Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanTUES. Oct 8
9:00am-11:30am
Indigo Dyeing – Scarf

Itajime Shibori with Aizome is a traditional handicraft using a shape-resist technique to produce patterns on the fabric. Ai (indigo) is a dye that is collected from the leaves of the Japanese indigo plant. People are attracted to its deep, bright blue color, which many call “Japan blue”. Indigo has antibacterial and insect repellent properties, and is also effective for preventing odors.This session each student will make a 0.5mx2m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax).

Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanWED. Oct 16
9:00am-11:30am
Indigo Dyeing – Scarf

Itajime Shibori with Aizome is a traditional handicraft using a shape-resist technique to produce patterns on the fabric. Ai (indigo) is a dye that is collected from the leaves of the Japanese indigo plant. People are attracted to its deep, bright blue color, which many call “Japan blue”. Indigo has antibacterial and insect repellent properties, and is also effective for preventing odors.This session each student will make a 0.5mx2m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax).

Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanTUE. Oct 22
9:00am-11:30am
Indigo Dyeing – Scarf

Itajime Shibori with Aizome is a traditional handicraft using a shape-resist technique to produce patterns on the fabric. Ai (indigo) is a dye that is collected from the leaves of the Japanese indigo plant. People are attracted to its deep, bright blue color, which many call “Japan blue”. Indigo has antibacterial and insect repellent properties, and is also effective for preventing odors.This session each student will make a 0.5mx2m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax).

WED. Oct 23

9:00am-11:30am

Ikkanbari – Japanese covered shopping basket

Ikkanbari is a traditional handicraft in the Kagawa Prefecture where taking old and worn-out items (especially damaged baskets) and making them new and beautiful again. The technique is similar to paper-mache, in which several layers of wash paper is pasted a frame base, such as baskets, and then varnish with persimmon tannin (kakishibu) for a very strong and durable finish. You will start with a prepped basket (cms 34 x 16 x 22) with study handle and take home a beautiful and useful basket to be used for everyday shopping or storage.  Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax). ****Please note the class time does not allow for varnishing, but this can be done easily at home. The teachers have varnishing supplies you can buy directly after the class – cost for kakishibu (persimmon varnish) is 1,500 JPY and clear varnish is 1,000 JPY.

WED. Oct 30

9:00am-11:30am

Ikkanbari – Japanese covered shopping basket

Ikkanbari is a traditional handicraft in the Kagawa Prefecture where taking old and worn-out items (especially damaged baskets) and making them new and beautiful again. The technique is similar to paper-mache, in which several layers of wash paper is pasted a frame base, such as baskets, and then varnish with persimmon tannin (kakishibu) for a very strong and durable finish. You will start with a prepped basket (cms 34 x 16 x 22) with study handle and take home a beautiful and useful basket to be used for everyday shopping or storage.  Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax). ****Please note the class time does not allow for varnishing, but this can be done easily at home. The teachers have varnishing supplies you can buy directly after the class – cost for kakishibu (persimmon varnish) is 1,500 JPY and clear varnish is 1,000 JPY.

Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanSUN. Nov 3
9:00am-11:30am
Indigo Dyeing – Scarf

Itajime Shibori with Aizome is a traditional handicraft using a shape-resist technique to produce patterns on the fabric. Ai (indigo) is a dye that is collected from the leaves of the Japanese indigo plant. People are attracted to its deep, bright blue color, which many call “Japan blue”. Indigo has antibacterial and insect repellent properties, and is also effective for preventing odors.This session each student will make a 0.5mx2m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax).

Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanTUE. Nov 19
9:00am-11:30am
Indigo Dyeing – Scarf

Itajime Shibori with Aizome is a traditional handicraft using a shape-resist technique to produce patterns on the fabric. Ai (indigo) is a dye that is collected from the leaves of the Japanese indigo plant. People are attracted to its deep, bright blue color, which many call “Japan blue”. Indigo has antibacterial and insect repellent properties, and is also effective for preventing odors.This session each student will make a 0.5mx2m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax).

WED. Nov 20

9:00am-11:30am

Ikkanbari – Japanese covered shopping basket

Ikkanbari is a traditional handicraft in the Kagawa Prefecture where taking old and worn-out items (especially damaged baskets) and making them new and beautiful again. The technique is similar to paper-mache, in which several layers of wash paper is pasted a frame base, such as baskets, and then varnish with persimmon tannin (kakishibu) for a very strong and durable finish. You will start with a prepped basket (cms 34 x 16 x 22) with study handle and take home a beautiful and useful basket to be used for everyday shopping or storage.  Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax). ****Please note the class time does not allow for varnishing, but this can be done easily at home. The teachers have varnishing supplies you can buy directly after the class – cost for kakishibu (persimmon varnish) is 1,500 JPY and clear varnish is 1,000 JPY.

WED. Dec 4

9:00am-11:30am

Ikkanbari – Japanese covered shopping basket

Ikkanbari is a traditional handicraft in the Kagawa Prefecture where taking old and worn-out items (especially damaged baskets) and making them new and beautiful again. The technique is similar to paper-mache, in which several layers of wash paper is pasted a frame base, such as baskets, and then varnish with persimmon tannin (kakishibu) for a very strong and durable finish. You will start with a prepped basket (cms 34 x 16 x 22) with study handle and take home a beautiful and useful basket to be used for everyday shopping or storage.  Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax). ****Please note the class time does not allow for varnishing, but this can be done easily at home. The teachers have varnishing supplies you can buy directly after the class – cost for kakishibu (persimmon varnish) is 1,500 JPY and clear varnish is 1,000 JPY.

TUES. Dec 10

9:00am-11:30am

Ikkanbari – Japanese covered shopping basket

Ikkanbari is a traditional handicraft in the Kagawa Prefecture where taking old and worn-out items (especially damaged baskets) and making them new and beautiful again. The technique is similar to paper-mache, in which several layers of wash paper is pasted a frame base, such as baskets, and then varnish with persimmon tannin (kakishibu) for a very strong and durable finish. You will start with a prepped basket (cms 34 x 16 x 22) with study handle and take home a beautiful and useful basket to be used for everyday shopping or storage.  Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax). ****Please note the class time does not allow for varnishing, but this can be done easily at home. The teachers have varnishing supplies you can buy directly after the class – cost for kakishibu (persimmon varnish) is 1,500 JPY and clear varnish is 1,000 JPY.

WED. Dec 18

9:00am-11:30am

Ikkanbari – Japanese covered shopping basket

Ikkanbari is a traditional handicraft in the Kagawa Prefecture where taking old and worn-out items (especially damaged baskets) and making them new and beautiful again. The technique is similar to paper-mache, in which several layers of wash paper is pasted a frame base, such as baskets, and then varnish with persimmon tannin (kakishibu) for a very strong and durable finish. You will start with a prepped basket (cms 34 x 16 x 22) with study handle and take home a beautiful and useful basket to be used for everyday shopping or storage.  Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax). ****Please note the class time does not allow for varnishing, but this can be done easily at home. The teachers have varnishing supplies you can buy directly after the class – cost for kakishibu (persimmon varnish) is 1,500 JPY and clear varnish is 1,000 JPY.

2019 Fall – Japanese Arts & Craft Classes – Indigo Dyeing, Ikkanbari & More

Teachers Introduction

Lauren Bliss Kawasaki, Co -Founder of Best Living Japan will be teaching some classes, as well as Vandy Tam and Akiko Maeda, founders of TanoshiClass, who have been running Japanese arts and crafts classes in Tokyo since 2015. They are both professionally trained in all the arts they teach and bring great technique and design to the Best Living Japan Studio.

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5 comments

  1. I am interested in arts and crafts schedule for fall. I will be in Tokyo. Can I take a class like ikkanbari or chabako as an Indio?
    Thanks

  2. Hi guys. Can you email me the thing to pay you for Thursday’s class.
    Thanks
    Gena

  3. Is there a spot in the Ikkanbari class this week?

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