• November 27, 2018

    Have a Very Chigiri-e Holiday!

    Ready to #HolidayWithWashi

    We’re very excited to announce that this year we have six exciting holiday motifs to brighten up your home! Each of these projects comes with a colorful holiday-themed image, ranging from ornaments and snowmen to Santa and his reindeer. Appropriate for any skill level, these kits include a card to properly display your finished project (but feel free to get more creative)! Why not create a custom candle holder or a unique ornament? The possibilities are as vast as your imagination. From all of us to you: Happy Holidays!

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  • November 5, 2018

    Traditional Japanese Arts & Crafts Ideas

    Anyone who has thrown themselves into an art project for an extended period of time can relate to this! You finish a project, and you want to dive right into the next project, but you aren’t feeling that spark of inspiration to get going. You aren’t sure what to do next. What project will fill you with pride to see completed? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you reignite that creative drive. Take a look at our project ideas and see if you get inspired!

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  • November 5, 2018

    Japanese Arts and Crafts

    A Brief History

    The Craft of Chigiri-E

    You may know that chigiri-e is a picture created from torn fabric and paper using Washi paper to create abstract and realistic images and designs. You may also know that Washi is Japanese colored paper created by hand and used in chigiri-e; but, where did chigiri-e come from?

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  • September 21, 2018

    A Look Into Etegami - Japanese Water Color Crafts

    Instructor Introduction Part 1 - Etegami Basics

    It has been 50 years since the hobby called “Etegami” was born in Japan. In the beginning, there were only a few people who practiced this hobby, but its popularity has grown exponentially; now, there are around 2 million people in Japan alone that practice this type of art.

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