Plan ID
: 38417

[ONLINE experience] Japanese traditional craft design made with product designers

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  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Solo participant
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    6Age ~ 99 Age
  • Duration
    1~2 hours
Plan description

Learn how to make a traditional Japanese toy "Itaya horse" from product designer En. Itaya horse is a local toy in Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City, Akita Prefecture, which has a history of more than 200 years since the Edo period. The original material is a young tree of Acer mono. It is made by chopping wood into small pieces and knitting them. In this workshop, we will use paper bags and wrapping paper that are no longer needed as materials and upcycle them as an interior. The finished Itaya horse can not only be displayed on the wall, but can also be made to stand by spreading its legs a little. Choose your favorite shop or color paper bag and create your own original work. Even small children can enjoy it, so parents and children are welcome to participate. * This experience is a hybrid workshop where participants of the real experience at Tsukiji Studio in Tokyo and the online experience using the web conferencing application are connected at the same time. All you need is a simple tool and your sense! Why don't you enjoy making oriental modern art?

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    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 1 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 1~50
    Operating period All-year-round
    Assembly time Please log in to Zoom 5 minutes before the start.
    Booking deadline until 16:59 2 days before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items Tools
    ① Scissors
    ② Cutter knife
    ③ Cutting mat (width 50 cm more is the best)
    ④ Double-sided tape (best width within 8mm)
    ⑤ Ruler (best length is 50 cm more
    ⑥ Pencil
    ⑦ Clothespin or 2 W clips (no need)
    ⑧ Bone Bella (OK without it)

    One each of two types of paper bags or wrapping paper with different colors and patterns

    * Recommended *
    Design: Design with colorful colors and patterns
    Thickness: Paper thicker than copy paper
    Size: For paper bags, 35 cm x 35 cm more. For wrapping paper, 50 cm x 50 cm more.

    Matters require attention The online experience can be applied for one adult and can be attended by children under the age of 16 (unlimited number of people) and up to two adults. Only one terminal can log in. For example, if 4 adults participate, you can apply for 2 people and log in with 2 terminals. -The online experience uses Zoom, an external online platform for video conferencing. -Download ( Zoom (free) to your own computer or mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone.・ After making a reservation, you will receive an email with the URL to participate in the online experience and details on how to participate. -Log in to Zoom 5 minutes before the start time and check the operation of the video and audio of the microphone and camera.・ To prevent howling, we recommend using headphones or earphones.・ If you are late for the start time, you may not be able to participate. In that case, please note that the participation fee will not be refunded.
    Other notifications [Lecturer Profile] Product Designer En A Chinese born in Japan. Study abroad in Scotland for 3 years. Completed product design at graduate school. After graduating from university, he was in charge of intellectual design for a household goods brand. After that, he became a product designer for a children's toy brand. Having lived in five countries around the world, he continues his journey to explore the cultures of various countries. During the trip, he created works of art inspired by various "things" in the area. Based on the experience accumulated during the trip, we are developing accessories, hand-made books, paper products, and stage performances that combine traditional culture and upcycling in various countries.

    Time schedule


    ① Self-introduction (5 minutes) ② What is the lecture "Itaya horse"? (10 minutes) ③ Theme "Making parts" (10 minutes) ④ Theme "Making Itaya horses" (55 minutes)

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    This is an online experience you can join comfortably at home via Zoom.

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    Before the experience starts, the instructor will alert the participants about the handling of the equipment used.

    License and Qualifications (Hanado) Takeizumi Koryu Shihan, Shrine Agency Shinto qualification, Japan Origami Society certified instructor, (Sho) Ikuta Ryu Masafumi instructor, Low Food Meister 1st grade, Low Food Meister certified instructor, Practical English skill test quasi 1st grade
    Number of staff 4
    Number of instructors 7

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