Tsumami for anyone, anytime, anywhere

"Tsumami" is the Japanese traditional craftwork usually used in the Kanzashi of Maiko(geisha aspirants). Tsumami Kanzashi has been worn by women for about 200 years to match the kimono.
These days, it is worn at annual festivals, such as New Years, festival for 3 and 7 year-old girls, Coming of Age Day celebration, and wedding.

"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

Let`s give it a try!!
 Our Tsumami Workshop
 from beginners to experts,
 By Online and Face-to-face.

We provide two types of workshops to experience traditional techniques of Tsumami.
Online and face-to-face workshops .
Starting from a trial workshop, if you want to learn more,
a beginner's course and advanced course are available.

Tsumami Kanzashi School Online

News

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  2. Tsumami kanzashi School Online is on New Year Sale!
  3. Tsumami Zaiku Delights at Comics Art Expo 2023 in Singapore
  4. Tsumami zaiku workshop for American high school students
  5. ”Post your original sakura tsumami!” Spring Event on Instagram
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News

Blog

  1. “Maiko” at Ume Festival
  2. Trip to Izumo
  3. Geisha Chronicles: Exploring ‘Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san
  4. Setsubun Traditions: Driving Away Demons, Embracing Good Fortune in Japan
  5. Award Ceremony for Tsumami zaiku Works

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Contact

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