Phoenix with wisteria in purple works really well.
The gradual change from dark purple to white of the wisteria brings out another dimension to the design.Continue reading
To ease my (and your) boredom of the lockdown in the UK, I am going to do an Instagram live tomorrow 1st April at 12pm UK time.
It’s not a tutorial but more of a demonstration plus general chit-chat. I will be speaking in English mostly but if you are from Japan or HK I will be responding in Japanese and Cantonese as well.
Link here: https://www.instagram.com/takara.sheffield/Continue reading
A very early shout out but is it not the best moment to kick start the Whole Christmas season ?
Date: 2nd – 3rd December, 2017
Time: 17:00 to 19:30
Address: Cutlers’ Hall, Church St, Sheffield S1 1HGContinue reading
Come and learn how to create Tsumami Kanzashi Geisha inspired accessories with the talented Cora from Takara Crafts.
Date: 16th September, 2017
Time: 17:00 to 19:30
Address: SEW IN THE CITY, 119 West Bar, S3 8PT SheffieldContinue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
In my first blog post, I made a brief introduction on the art of knot-making in Japan. Of course, like many other people, my love of Japanese craft doesn’t stop there. Today I am going to write about another type of Japanese traditional craft which I spent most of my time on making. This will be another one of my longer articles, but I promise this will be interesting. The Name itself In the West,…Continue reading
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