Tsumami for anyone, anytime, anywhere

"Tsumami" is the Japanese traditional craftwork usually used in the Kanzashi of Maiko(geisha aspirants).
"Tsumami" means “pinch”.
It is made by pinching and folding cloth with tweezers like an origami paper.
Tsumami is the only Japanese traditional craft anyone can enjoy as a hobby.

Welcome to the world of beautiful “Tsumami”!

All about Tsumami

Traditional but contemporary, 
Beauty of “Tsumami”

The origin of this “work of art” has a long history about 200 years.
It is a technique mainly used for Kanzashi (ornamental hairpins), but recently are used on various occasions.

On this website, you will find out all information about “Tsumami “.
Search, learn and enjoy this wonderful art!!

  1. “Pair of cranes” work by Taiga Asahara “Pair of cranes” work by Taiga Asahara
  2. Historical kanzashi “Weeping cherry” work by Kichinosuke Hirota (1927-1928) Historical kanzashi “Weeping cherry” work by Kichinosuke Hirota (1927-1928)
  3. Historical kanzashi “Plover and wave” work by Kichinosuke Hirota (1930) Historical kanzashi “Plover and wave” work by Kichinosuke Hirota (1930)
  4. “Habutae Butterflies” work by Rei Furuya “Habutae Butterflies” work by Rei Furuya
  5. Historical kanzashi “Sho-chiku-bai and crane” work by Takeji Ishida (1935) Historical kanzashi “Sho-chiku-bai and crane” work by Takeji Ishida (1935)
  6. Worked by Rihou Worked by Rihou
  7. “Chirimen sakura” work by Taiga Asahara “Chirimen sakura” work by Taiga Asahara
  8. Worked by Rihou Worked by Rihou
  9. Historical Kanzashi “Goldfish” Author unknown (late 1800`s) Historical Kanzashi “Goldfish” Author unknown (late 1800`s)
  10. Historical kanzashi “Canola flowers and butterflies” Author unknown Historical kanzashi “Canola flowers and butterflies” Author unknown
  11. “Pleated-tsumami” work by Taiga Asahara “Pleated-tsumami” work by Taiga Asahara
  12. Historical kanzashi “A spool of linen” work by Takeji Ishida (1933-1934) Historical kanzashi “A spool of linen” work by Takeji Ishida (1933-1934)
Beautiful Tsumami

Enjoy ! Our Tsumami Workshop in Tokyo
 from beginners to experts,
 for men and women of all ages!

 
We provide workshops to experience traditional techniques of Tsumami.
Start from a trial workshop, if you want to learn more,
beginners course and advanced course is available.

Workshop

News

  1. Tsumami kanzashi website was introduced in the TV program!
  2. 【Tsumami kanzashi School Online Opening Campaign!! ~Make your own Tsumami~】
  3. 4 Days Instagram Live about Tsumami zaiku!!
  4. ITA (International Tsumami zaiku Association) The New Organization Is Established!
  5. Tsumami artist, Ms. Mayumi Kawamoto awarded a prize in the AJC Creators’ Contest.
News

Blog

  1. The introduction of the Artist vol.24 Ms.Yuka Madoka
  2. World wide Tsumami-zaiku Artist Vol.11 Ms. Mercy Mak
  3. Collaboration of Western formal wear and Japanese traditional craft, tsumami zaiku ~tsumami zaiku fascinator ~
  4. The introduction of the Artist vol.23 “hitohira “Masako Hattori
  5. World wide Tsumami-zaiku Artist Vol.10 Ms. Cindy Ke

Contact

Mail: info@tsumami-kanzashi.com

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