(Intermediate Mizuhiki Course)
Learn the basic knotting technique of mizuhiki called awaji-musubi, and get a closer look into the spirit of Japan’s long-standing traditions of gift culture.
Select your mizuhiki and beads from an array of colors to make a lovely charm or phone strap! While the level of difficulty is a little higher than our other mizuhiki workshop, once you master the technique you can continue using it when you return home to craft works of your own!
- Available Dates
- Every day except Wednesdays, Thursdays, and holidays (see calendar below)
- Available Hours
- 10:00am to 12:00pm
- Maximum Attendees
- 3 people (min. 1 person)
Since ancient times, Japan has valued the culture and tradition of gift-giving as an important element of social relationships. Compassion for others is at the heart of our gift-giving culture.
Wrapping, folding, and knotting are the primary techniques, developed over centuries, that make up the traditional methods of preparing gifts. Within this tradition, mizuhiki paper cords tied around an envelope or box is the iconic feature of Japanese gift-wrapping. The mizuhiki knot signifies that the gift is “unopened” and represents something pure and sacred, but also acts as a symbol of the connection between two or more people.
The yuino (or engagement gift) shop, Hichikuro, has been known locally as the “consultant for ceremonial occasions” in this neighborhood for over 80 years.