Become a woodworking craftsman for a day in Izushi and learn about the intricate process of Kumiko.
What is Kumiko?
Kumiko is a traditional Japanese woodworking technique in which pieces of wood are assembled together without the use of nails.
Kumiko gained popularity since its birth in the Asuka period (710-794) and is still known as a delicate and beautiful craft that combines fine pieces of wood into geometric patterns.
Under the guidance of a master kumiko craftsman, create your own kumiko design with pre-cut pieces of wood.
Guests can create either a one-sided kumiko creation, a two-sided creation, or a four-sided creation which can be used as the base for a candle lantern.
In addition to the help of the craftsman, an English instruction sheet will be given to each woodworking participant.
- REGISTRATION START
- RESERVATION DEADLINE
- 5 days before activity
- ACTIVITY OPTIONS
- Plan A (one-sided kumiko)
- Plan B (two-sided kumiko)
- Plan C (four-sided kumiko)
(Some times may differ)
・Meet at Ito Crafts
・Begin activity, assemble wooden pieces and let craftsman glue on paper (30 mins-1 hour depending on plan)
・Wait for kumiko glue to dry (approx. 1.5 hours), walk around Izushi
・Return to Ito Crafts to pick up dried kumiko
・End of activity
- ACCOMPANYING GUIDE
(INCLUDED OR NOT)
- Not Included
- MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE
- AGE REQUIREMENT
- 10 years old and up
- MEETING PLACE
- Ito Crafts, 73 Izushicho Kawara, Toyooka, Hyogo 668-0231
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Start times are: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00
IMPORTANT: Please let us know your desired start time on the Request Form.
(Per person unless otherwise noted)
Number of People Participating in Total Price per Person (Plan A) Price per Person (Plan B) Price per Person (Plan C) 1-3 people 1,800 yen 3,600 yen 7,200 yen
- INCLUDED IN THE PRICING
- Activity fee, materials
- CANCELLATION FEES
Day of Cancellation Cancellation Fee (% of activity price) Same day 100% Day before activity 50% 2-7 days before activity 30% 8+ days before activity 0%
- ACCEPTED PAYMENT TYPES
- Pay by credit card (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, DC) via an activity confirmation link in an e-mail that we will send to you following your reservation.
- OPERATOR NAME
- Ito Crafts