Taught by "Kojima shoten" Kyo · Jibari lantern craftsmanMaking original mini lanterns
MBS "KYOTO CHISHIN" (Kansai local)2016.07.24 OA#15
Kyo · Jibari lantern craftsman
Ryo KojimaVIEW MORE
Contents of Experience
The lanterns of Kojima shoten have lit the city of Kyoto since the Edo period. Miniature sized lanterns are now produced using traditional materials and technology. The lantern is durable, warm, and with an LED light, "Chibi maru", is perfect for the interior of the room.
Friendly craftsmen of Kojima shoten, Mr. Shun Kojima, and Mr. Ryo Kojima will be teaching the process of making the 'Chibi maru'. First, they will explain the history and uniqueness of "Kyo · Jibari lantern" in an easy-to-understand manner.
After listening to the explanation, now it's time to make the Chibi Maru lantern. The first step is to select 4 sets of two washi. The washi will be pasted onto the surface of the lantern. The colors can be the same on all 4 sides.
Set the Chibi maru framework made of bamboo on the table. Then, put the glue on one side of the bamboo and paste two pieces of washi and damp it with the mist. Once you have pasted the bottom level, continue with the other sides.
Once the washi is pasted on 4 sides, it is time to start the drying process. While using the dryer, it is astonishing to see the design and texture of the washi slowly coming out! While you are drying, you can remove the mold and start drying from the inside.
Once the drying process is over, you are almost done. Cut the washi that protrudes from the top and bottom with scissors and apply glue to the edge and fold inward. Once it is completely dry, it finally looks like a lantern.
Now that the Chibi Lantern is complete, it is finally time to light it up! When you cover the LED light that imitates a candle fire with the lantern, it is a completion of a new yet nostalgic lighting!
- Name of the activity
- Making original Chibi maru (round-small) lanterns
- 6,500 yen (tax included)
- Time required
- Maximum 90minutes
- Number of admissions
- 1～20 people
- What to bring
- Nothing in particular
- English service available
605-0971 Kyoto City, Imagumanonagino-moricho 11-24
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Mr. Shun Kojima and Mr. Ryo Kojima's favorite place is...?
It is an Okonomiyaki shop located near Kojima shouten. It is a hidden shop in the back of the alley, and the lady is very welcoming. All menus are recommended, but hormone teppanyaki such as hoso yaki is strongly recommended. My family loves this place!
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