Taught by Mizuhiki artist from 'Wa-Koubou (Japanese workshop) Houyu'Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card

Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card

MBS "KYOTO CHISHIN" (Kansai local)2017.03.26 OA#47

Mizuhiki artist

Eriko Morita

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Contents of Experience

Would you like to challenge yourself to Mizuhiki-zaiku taught by Ms. Morita Eriko who is a Mizuhiki artist? You will be creating a message card with "flower" which is perfect for beginners. Choose either cherry blossom, rose, or chrysanthemum and show your appreciation to your loved ones.

  1. Decide flower shape and water drawing color

    Decide flower shape and water drawing color

    First, select the shape of the flower and the color of the mizuhiki. Flower shapes can be selected from cherry blossoms, roses, and chrysanthemums. After choosing the color of flowers and leaves respectively cut the mizuhiki. You can also choose a mizuhiki with glitter.

  2. To make leaves

    To make leaves

    The first step is the leaf. Soften the mizuhiki with your hands and while threading through the loops, make three rounds of basic knots. It is ok if you are confused for Ms. Morita will slowly go through every step with you.

  3. Creating the flower petal

    Creating the flower petal

    Creating the flower petal is the next step. The challenge this time is the Cherry blossom and the rose. Petals are piled up in three patterns, large, medium and small. Alternate the petals for the rose.

  4. Finish

    Finish

    Make the core of the cherry blossom yellow or white, and tape the stem with green tape. Arrange the petals in a jagged pattern one by one with hand. The center of the rose is made with mizuhiki and tape the stem with green tape.

  5. Attach the flower to the message card

    Attach the flower to the message card

    When the flower is completed, attach the flower to the message card. Thread your favorite colored mizuhiki through the leaf and fold along the message card. It is completed once you tie a knot on the back!

  6. Others

    Others

    Although what you learned today was just the basics, if you apply the techniques, perhaps even you can create something poetic! Ms. Morita's workshop is lined with unique mizuhiki-zaiku using seasonal ingredients and animals as her inspiration.

Name of the activity
Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
Price
2,600 yen (tax included)
Time required
1 hour
Number of admissions
2~6 people
What to bring
Nothing in particular
Others
English service available, only for elementary school children and above

Access

Wa-Koubou (Japanese workshop) Houyu
Kyoto City, Shimogyo-ku, Ougisakaya-cho 276-2-505
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Ms. Eriko Morita's
favorite place is..

Kyoto Gyoen (Kyoto Imperial Garden)

My favorite place is the Kyoto gyoen. It is beautiful regardless of the season and how the trees are growing freely is very unique. Bamboo plums, peaches, and the color of ginkgo biloba.... I am looking forward to taking a walk in the morning and evening and feeling the seasons. Observing plants also helps with Mizuhiki-zaiku.

Kyoto Gyoen075-211-6364
Kyoto City, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto Gyoen 3

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