Online Tour Experience: Okinawa / Akajima Adan Leaf Bracelet Making Report
The editorial department C who wanted to have a new experience while working every day.
One day, Online tour so" Okinawa / Akajima Adan leaf bracelet making experience I found a plan called "!"
However, after applying, I was worried, "I was so clumsy that I had cut my hand twice when I was cutting the paper with scissors, but is that okay?"
What is Akajima? What kind of place is it? and What is Adan leaf? ?? And safely the leaves of Adan bracelet Will be completed? !!
Editorial department C Report your online tour experience To do!
table of contents
- 1 What is the online tour experience / offer shop "Atelier Tokoi"?
- 2 The bracelet making kit has arrived!
- 3 Decided to move to Akajima because "I like old things"
- 4 Once upon a time, Adan leaves were "one of the three major industries in Okinawa."
- 5 Let's make a checkered bracelet from Adan leaves!
- 6 Impressions of participating in the bracelet experience made from Adan leaves
What is the online tour experience / offer shop "Atelier Tokoi"?
"Atelier Tokoi" is only available as an online tour experience at Activity Japan.
However, we also hold workshops on "hat making experience" knitting with Adan leaves and sell souvenirs.
The bracelet making kit has arrived!
A few days before experiencing the online tour
What was in
- Adan leaf 0.5cm width / 1.5cm width
When the bracelet kit arrives, " I'm finally going to experience it "When Feeling up increase.
Decided to move to Akajima because "I like old things"
On the day of the experience. When I entered ZOOM and was waiting, " Atelier Tokoi Satoko Yonamine, the representative, is here!
Mr. Yonamine is bright, friendly and very easy to talk to. Impressive smile is.
First of all, introduce yourself.
Yonamine is from Chatan on the main island of Okinawa. From a young age, he said, "I was looking at the Kerama Islands." as a side note
Akajima is one of the Kerama Islands
Originally, my husband's grandfather's house was on Aka Island, and about 15 years ago when there was a talk about "Is it going to be destroyed because it is old?" Determined to move I heard you did.
"I liked old life and old things," said Yonamine, "I thought I shouldn't destroy old things." Old-fashioned red roof tiles are used in the grandfather's house, and it is said that it is "rare now".
I thought I would live in Akajima, which I had been watching since I was little ... Mysterious edge I feel.
Akajima is one of the Kerama Islands and is about 40km west of Okinawa. The untouched sea and coral are beautiful, and the "relaxing place is attractive (Yonamine-san)".
The population of Akajima is only about 250. this is" Everyone knows (Laughs) "" I know my face even if I don't know my name "!
Once upon a time, Adan leaves were "one of the three major industries in Okinawa."
Yonamine met a hat made of Adan leaves.
After moving to Akajima
It happened that a hat made from Adan leaves was introduced on a local TV, and he said he "knows it for the first time."
The fruit of Adan pineapple Similar to "In Okinawa and Akajima, Growing around that area So many people may have seen it, "says Yonamine.
In the 1910s, hats made from Adan leaves are lined up with brown sugar and awamori. Okinawa's three major industries Mr. Yonamine said that he was "shocked" when he knew it was. At that time, there were about 30,000 craftsmen. Export to Europe It was so popular.
"A hat made of Adan leaves I want to keep it as a new traditional craft "Mr. Yonamine attended a workshop held by a teacher who was on TV and learned the technique. In 2017, we opened "Atelier Tokoi" and started a workshop, which continues to this day.
Let's make a checkered bracelet from Adan leaves!
- The bracelet kit sent
- Ball (1 hour before the experience, put water and Adan leaves in the ball and keep the leaves moist)
- Spray bottle
- 1 clothespin
The bracelet experience made from Adan leaves has finally started!
Wrap the base 1.5 cm wide Adan in a size that fits your wrist. Wrap it tightly so that it does not come loose The point is, but it's surprisingly difficult! Try again several times to resize.
Once the size is decided, stop it with clothespins and cut the tip of Adan into three pieces. The size of the checkered pattern will be different, so Cut the width of 3 pieces evenly It seems that this is the key to making it beautifully.
The editorial department C who cut the first one into very small pieces and shouted "Oh! I failed!"
Then Mr. Yonamine says, "It's okay! That's also individuality!" Easy···.
Next, weave the 0.5 cm wide Adan into the 1.5 cm wide Adan. Continue knitting while pulling so that it does not loosen.
If Adan dries on the way, Moisten with a spray bottle I will knit.
It takes about 30 minutes to knit with mokumoku.
Carefully insert the tip of Adan with a bamboo skewer ... Completed!
Feeling natural Is cute. The checkered pattern is not even, but I like it because of its taste!
Impressions of participating in the bracelet experience made from Adan leaves
Before joining, the editorial department C was worried because he was very clumsy and was worried that he could keep up.
However, Mr. Yonamine is very Slowly and politely The bracelet was completed successfully because it will tell you!
There is also a video Therefore, it is safe for people who want to make it while slowly reviewing it.
The work of weaving Adan was very fun, and when I realized it, I forgot about my daily life and was absorbed in it.
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- Okinawa main island
- Kerama Islands (Tokashiki Island/Zamami Island/Aka Island)
- Domestic online experience tour
- Handmade bracelet