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 is 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.

DETAILS

REGISTRATION START
2022/10/17
RESERVATION DEADLINE
5 days before activity
ACTIVITY OPTIONS
  • Plan A (one-sided kumiko)
  • Plan B (two-sided kumiko)
  • Plan C (four-sided kumiko)
SCHEDULE
(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
1
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.
PRICES
(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 20%
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. Please pay the amount by 3 days prior to the activity at the latest. If not paid by then, the activity reservation will be automatically cancelled.
OPERATOR NAME
Ito Crafts
Request Form