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The thread stitching with the geometric patterns for Gifu Wagasa,Paper umbrella

Gifu-shi, Japan
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4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Description

On this experience tour, participants can try the thread stitching techniques used to make the delicate flowers made of string bloom, which are found on the inside of Japanese umbrellas (wagasa). Pass... More
On this experience tour, participants can try the thread stitching techniques used to make the delicate flowers made of string bloom, which are found on the inside of Japanese umbrellas (wagasa). Pass the threads through the holes found in the bamboo ribs of the umbrella for decoration and for reinforcement. You can choose the color of umbrella that... More
On this experience tour, participants can try the thread stitching techniques used to make the delicate flowers made of string bloom, which are found on the inside of Japanese umbrellas (wagasa). Pass the threads through the holes found in the bamboo ribs of the umbrella for decoration and for reinforcement. You can choose the color of umbrella that you like, and take it home right after you’re finished.
 Around nine out of 10 of the Japanese umbrellas made in Japan are produced in Gifu. From the Meiji era to the second decade of the Showa era, more than one million wagasa were made, owing to the fact that the Nagara River region is a bountiful source of Japanese paper and of bamboo forests. Although the number of wagasa craftworkers has dwindled and the materials are harder to come by, new craftworkers have come onto the scene to carry on the tradition.

What To Expect

Summary

Itinerary

1. Participants can create their very own wagasa that they can take as a souvenir of their many memories here, using an umbrella shaft that shows off the vivid sensibilities of young female craftworkers.
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Itinerary

1. Participants can create their very own wagasa that they can take as a souvenir of their many memories here, using an umbrella shaft that shows off the vivid sensibilities of young female craftworkers. You’ll look forward to rainy days.
2. It’s exciting to be snugly enveloped in the beautiful colors and shapes of these umbrellas, and to see
... More
Itinerary

1. Participants can create their very own wagasa that they can take as a souvenir of their many memories here, using an umbrella shaft that shows off the vivid sensibilities of young female craftworkers. You’ll look forward to rainy days.
2. It’s exciting to be snugly enveloped in the beautiful colors and shapes of these umbrellas, and to see the design slowly taking form
3. This activity is perfect as a release from stress and to vitalize your brain, as it’s a simple task yet one that requires your focus to carry out.
■Duration:4 H 30M
Thread stiching 3H30M
Final touch 30mins
Break 30mins
*Navigator
A|Mikiko Kawai from Kasabiyori 
She was born and grown up in a family of Wagasa maker in Gifu. Now she is independent and challenge creative design.
B|Miki Takahashi from Takahashi Wagasa
She built a career in a Wagasa maker in Gifu and started her own business. Her detailed and beautiful work have a good reputation.


Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Location: Casa, 29 Minatomachi, Gifu 500-8009 Gifu Prefecture

What's Included

Material for an umbrella
Coffee and/or Tea
tour guide
Lunch
transportation

Departure & Return

Departure Point

長良川てしごと町家 CASA, 29 Minatomachi, Gifu-shi, Gifu-ken 500-8009, Japan

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Product code: 25341P48