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Tokyo Japanese Arts & Crafts Classes

Tokyo Japanese Arts & Craft Classes -Kintsugi, Indigo Dyeing, Ikkanbari

Join us for a Tokyo Japanese Art & Crafts Class this 2020 Winter/Spring. We are tying up with TanoshiClass to offer Indigo Dyeing, Washi Chabako 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 2020 Winter/Spring Best Living Japan coursesClick here for discount voucher information.

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2020 Winter/Spring – Join us for an Arts & Craft Class!

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Tokyo Japanese Arts & Crafts ClassesTHURS. Feb 6
9:00am-12:00pm
Tokyo 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.

Best Living Japan Kintsugi class TokyoWeekly TOKYO KINTSUGI CLASSES ARE USUALLY OFFERED TWICE A WEEKCheck the Kintsugi Class Page here 
Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanMON. Feb 10

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo Indigo Dyeing

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 0.5m x 1m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax). (including tax).

Tokyo Japanese Arts & Crafts Classes, chabakoMON. Feb 17

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo Washi Chabako

Chabako is a cedar wooden storage box lined with tin traditionally used in Japan for storing tea leaves. These boxes provide excellent protection against humidity, insects and are very good at keeping things smelling fresh. You can use these boxes as furnishing items, ornamental pieces or treasure cases by covering them with beautiful washi (Japanese papers). 5 Kil box (cm 35 x 24.5 x 26.5) will be used and all paper will be included. If you want to use your own paper please bring two full-size sheets of washi. Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax).

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Best Living Japan Kintsugi class TokyoWeekly TOKYO KINTSUGI CLASSES ARE USUALLY OFFERED TWICE A WEEKCheck the Kintsugi Class Page here 
Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanTUES. Feb 25

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo Indigo Dyeing

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 0.5m x 1m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax). (including tax).

WED. Feb 26

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo 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. Mar 10

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo 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.


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Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanFRI. Mar 13

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo Indigo Dyeing

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 0.5m x 1m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax). (including tax).

Best Living Japan Kintsugi class TokyoWeeklyTOKYO KINTSUGI CLASSES ARE USUALLY OFFERED TWICE A WEEKCheck the Kintsugi Class Page here 
Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanTUES. Mar 24
1:00pm-4:00pm
Tokyo Indigo Dyeing

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 0.5m x 1m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax). (including tax).

FRI. Mar 27

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo 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.


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TUES. Mar 31
9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo Washi Chabako

Chabako is a cedar wooden storage box lined with tin traditionally used in Japan for storing tea leaves. These boxes provide excellent protection against humidity, insects and are very good at keeping things smelling fresh. You can use these boxes as furnishing items, ornamental pieces or treasure cases by covering them with beautiful washi (Japanese papers). 5 Kil box (cm 35 x 24.5 x 26.5) will be used and all paper will be included. If you want to use your own paper please bring two full-size sheets of washi. Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax).

Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanWED. Apr 8

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo Indigo Dyeing

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 0.5m x 1m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax). (including tax).

Best Living Japan Kintsugi class TokyoWeeklyTOKYO KINTSUGI CLASSES ARE USUALLY OFFERED TWICE A WEEKCheck the Kintsugi Class Page here 
TUES. Apr 14

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo 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.


CLICK TO JUMP TO REGISTRATION

TUES. Apr 21

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo Washi Chabako

Chabako is a cedar wooden storage box lined with tin traditionally used in Japan for storing tea leaves. These boxes provide excellent protection against humidity, insects and are very good at keeping things smelling fresh. You can use these boxes as furnishing items, ornamental pieces or treasure cases by covering them with beautiful washi (Japanese papers). 5 Kil box (cm 35 x 24.5 x 26.5) will be used and all paper will be included. If you want to use your own paper please bring two full-size sheets of washi. Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax).

Indigo Dying Class, Furushiki, Best living JapanTHURS. Apr 23

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo Indigo Dyeing

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 0.5m x 1m linen scarf. Class session and all materials is 10,000 yen (including tax). (including tax).

TUES. Apr 28

9:00am-12:00pm

Tokyo Washi Chabako

Chabako is a cedar wooden storage box lined with tin traditionally used in Japan for storing tea leaves. These boxes provide excellent protection against humidity, insects and are very good at keeping things smelling fresh. You can use these boxes as furnishing items, ornamental pieces or treasure cases by covering them with beautiful washi (Japanese papers). 5 Kil box (cm 35 x 24.5 x 26.5) will be used and all paper will be included. If you want to use your own paper please bring two full-size sheets of washi. Class session and all materials is 15,000 yen (including tax).

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Best Living Japan Winter 2020 Class List

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Tokyo Japanese Arts & Crafts Classes

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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7 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?

  4. Don’t you have class on weekends? Or not planning on weekends?

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