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Hina Matsuri 2022 March 3, 2022 – Posted in: News

Happy Hina Matsuri! Today is the Doll Festival (or Girls’ Day) in Japan. It’s a traditional festival during which families pray for the health and happiness of their female children. Celebration of Hina Matsuri consists of an elaborate display of royal court dolls 🎎 and a wide variety of colourful traditional food. Wishing girls around the world a happy and healthy life 💖

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A Brief History of Tsumami Zaiku September 25, 2021 – Posted in: Art, Crafts, News

Before I begin, I would like to express my gratitude to Miss Tomomi Yamashita from Knot Japan, who provided valuable information on the history of Tsumami-Zaiku, as well as much needed support to fellow Tsumami-Zaiku artists around the world. When I began my artistic journey of Tsumami-Zaiku in early 2016, I could not find much information about the craft. Living in the UK, I didn’t have access to lessons or textbooks, so I learnt the…

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Wayo Secchu: Butterfly Bow and Kanzashi November 2, 2016 – Posted in: Accessories, Crafts

When talking about Japan, what image does it give you? Cities of neon lightings? Or traditional shrines and Torii gates? Of course, both can represent Japan. It’s a big country after all (Psst, it’s bigger than the whole of the UK). But to me, there is another side of Japan that I really like and often overlooked by other people. It’s the hybrid of Western and Japanese ideas. Wayo Secchu: Combining the West and the…

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Restarting Website, and My First Custom-Made Item October 1, 2016 – Posted in: Accessories, Crafts

Journey restarted It has been a very long time since I wrote anything here. I wish I could do a bit more work on the website but I’m not exactly good at writing. I have been using Instagram and Facebook to showcase my work because they are more picture-orientated, but I guess it is also important to have a website of ourselves in case anything goes wrong. I guess it will be easier for me…

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