Taught by Mizuhiki artist from 'Wa-Koubou (Japanese workshop) Houyu'Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
MBS "KYOTO CHISHIN" (Kansai local)2017.03.26 OA#47
Eriko MoritaVIEW MORE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
- 2,600 yen (tax included)
- Time required
- 1 hour
- Number of admissions
- 2～6 people
- What to bring
- Nothing in particular
- English service available, only for elementary school children and above
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.
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