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 one 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. “Chirimen butterfly” work by Taiga Asahara “Chirimen butterfly” work by Taiga Asahara
  7. “Chirimen sakura” work by Taiga Asahara “Chirimen sakura” work by Taiga Asahara
  8. “Double ken-tsumami flower” work by Taiga Asahara “Double ken-tsumami flower” work by Taiga Asahara
  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. Traditional Tsumami workshop starts in Hong Kong
  2. July and August workshop at Kandamyojin EDOCCO Studio
News

Blog

  1. What is traditional crafts?
  2. Proposal to restaurant: New usage of Tsumami
  3. Nature conservation activities with Tsumami
  4. Modern style hair accessory
  5. Turning back on history of Tsumami

Contact

Mail: info@tsumami-kanzashi.com

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