December 19, 2018

Holiday Chigiri-E – Festive Fun For Everyone!

Bring your family together this season for a #HolidayWithWashi. New from Japanese Creations, these bright, fun holiday chigiri-e projects are sure to add a unique and artistic flair to your home. Be it for a one-time holiday decoration, or the beginning of a life-long hobby, these kits are a great place to get your family started in the creative arts of chigiri-e.

Chigiri-e Christmas Santa And Reindeer

Holiday Chigiri-eThis is a bright and cheerful project that is perfect for a beginner to jump into. This kit can be used to create an image of Santa, standing beside a reindeer, who is poking out from behind a festive Christmas tree. This kit includes Washi & Chalk Paper, Card & Envelope & Pattern, Finished Example and Online Instruction. The only thing you will need to help finish this kit is a pair of scissors to cut out the decorations on the tree and the star. This simple piece is perfect to use as a start to chigiri-e.

Chigiri-e Christmas Stocking

Japanese Arts & CraftsLooks like Santa has stopped by! This playful piece uses a lot of bright, solid colors to create a heartwarming image of a stocking, filled with candy and presents. There are no complex shapes needed for this piece, so it’s great for a first or second project. This kit includes Washi & Chalk Paper, Card & Envelope & Pattern, Finished Example and Online Instruction.

Chigiri-e Holiday Snowman

traditional arts & craftsReady for something a bit more challenging? Try tackling this project of a friendly snowman, complete with hat, scarf and gloves. This project will provide a bit more of a challenge, as you will need to cut out the decorations for the snowman, and set up the background. This kit will be good practice for a beginner, getting them accustomed to some of the more advanced techniques that will be applied with more sophisticated projects.

Chigiri-e Christmas Ornaments

arts & craftsOrnaments come in many shapes and colors, and this kit is the perfect way to represent that! This kit will provide more opportunities for adding your own unique flair to a chigiri-e project. If you really want to test your skills, you can take advantage of the color gradation in the washi paper to make your ornaments seem as if they glow from within, and the golden reindeer will create a bright centerpiece!

Chigiri-e Holiday Holly

The perfect way to create a custom holiday card! This beautiful kit creates an image of holly leaves made from washi, a clipped gold border and a big golden bell in the middle. It's easy to make a really beautiful card with your very own hands.

Chigiri-e Holiday Poinsettia

traditional japanese arts & craftsNow, this is a challenge! This holiday card-worthy image is the perfect opportunity to fully utilize the semi-transparency of the washi paper to create gorgeous overlapping leaves that give a wonderful sense of depth. This is truly an advanced piece that will test your skills, but also provides you with the freedom to create a custom piece.


Mother's Day in Japan

May 20, 2019

It was Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. As Mother’s Day is celebrated mostly around the world on that day, here is your chance to learn about how Mother’s Day is celebrated in Japan! 


The Complete Guide to the Chigiri-e Tool Kit: PART 2

April 15, 2019

What is your definition of an excellent craft tool? A tool that fits comfortably in your hand? A tool that provides control for accuracy? Yes, those are important elements of a fine tool. We also think that an excellent craft tool is something you will be able to enjoy years of continued use; it is incredibly significant when thinking about investing in a craft tool.


The Complete Guide to the Chigiri-e Tool Kit: PART 1

March 29, 2019

Every crafter knows that the right craft tools can give them the freedom to bring their artistic vision to life.


Traditional Japanese Art: The Detail Oriented Painter

February 19, 2019


The two magnificent animals on this painting are Karajishi, lions of foreign land. Karajishi is one of the iconographic symbols of power in Japan that is believed to drive off evil spirits and represents strong authority and ability. Even though no one ever saw the real beast before arrival of the modern age, Japanese artists had been inspired by descriptions heard by the Chinese to create the mythological figure which looked like a mix of a dragon and a dog.


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