Crafts

About outdoor activities
Using the abundant natural gifts of Shimoda, you can create a variety of things: seagrass pressing crafts, sea crafts, bamboo crafts, and pottery. You can also create crafts using chirimen fabric in the tranquil homes of the satoyama areas (traditional Japanese communities near mountains).

海中に揺れうごく鮮やかな海藻を使ったアート「海藻おしば」体験(なのりその会)

Name of office
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  1000 yen~

Crepe craftwork at old Japanese house (Atelier Sakurako)

Name of office
Atelier Sakurako
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  1,500 yen~
You can make crepe craftworks, such as accessorie, pochette, flower corsage, hanging Hina doll, my original 'clip Sakurako chan,' ornaments of zodiac etc., in a traditional old house decorated with works of crepe craft. We locates almost within the precincts of Gyokusenji Temple, the first U.S. Consulate in Japan.

Healing Pastel Art (pure rainbow)

Name of office
pure rainbow
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  3,300 yen~
First, you cut out stencils, with images of flowers, fishes... Grate the pastels to make color
powders. You put colors around the stencil figures on the paper with finger tips.
You can erase them with an eraser or rub with fingers to give gradation, if you feel like.
Finally you come very close to what is in your inner self. Pleasant and fantastic experience !

みかん畑に囲まれた山里の窯元で陶芸三昧(しず草窯)

Name of office
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  3,960 yen~

Rope knitting, learned during pastime in my voyages (AMU)

Name of office
AMU
Period
Throughout a year
Regular classes for Rope Work, 1~2 times / month at Rodeside Station ' Kaikoku Shimoda Minato.'
A Private class is also available. Please contact me.
Fee
1 people  1000 yen~
Rope work…rope handling was a part of my job when I was a sailor. I produced various
rope knitting craftworks when I was at leisure at sea. Coasters and mats are my favorites.
I also make Misanga, dragonfly and butterfly, which are easier.

You can learn several knotting patterns , to display them in a wood frame,
to be a beautiful souvenir ! ( a lot of fun and easy )

陶芸体験 ~ 楽しみながら ずっと使える器を作りましょう。(耕心窯)

Name of office
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  1,500 yen~

Experience Bingata dyeing at an old fisherman house in Shimoda (Dyer Ishizuka)

Name of office
Dyer, Atsushi Ishizuka
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  3,000 yen~
After the lecture about the origin of Bingata, the unique technique, and tools etc.,
we will make two coloring steps with pigments with the paper pattern.
It looks like a coloring book and you can enjoy, regardless of age.
As the work comes with a frame, please display it in the room when you return home.
Are you interested in dyed goods, or in Okinawa ? Or looking for a unique craft experience ?
Please join me and make something special with Bingata?

Experience of Sea Craft, making a memory of Shimoda with glasses & sea shells (Seamon)

Name of office
seamon, A Guide to Outdoor and Natural Encounters in Shimoda, Izu
Period
Throughout a year
Fee
1 people  1,000 yen~
Making an original photo frame and magnet(or barretta), decorating them with glass pieces and shells,
found in Shimoda beaches.
Glass pieces and shells, drifted ashore or buried on the beach, are now unique materials for crafts of remembrance.

Guide to Shimoda

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田中
Mr. Tanaka
大谷
Mr. Otani

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