Tsumami-zaiku Craft Workshop In Kyoto

Enjoy Tsumami-zaiku a traditional Japanese handicraft! Choose your favorite color, shape, and parts and create your one and only accessory

Nishijin of Kyoto is where the traditional textile industry, including Nishijin-Ori, flourished since the Edo Period. Why not learn the delicate handiwork directly from the Japanese craftsmen who continue supporting the technique and tradition in the town? The workshop is carried out in a quiet space in a traditional Machiya style house where you can appreciate the Japanese atmosphere. 

You will try 'Tsumami-zaiku' which is usually made by craftsmen by hand. You can make a beautiful accessory such as hair ornament while arranging materials as you like. Tsumami-zaiku refers to the technique from the Edo Period of assembling small pieces of cloth by hand to make flower decorations and the like. It is often used to create a hair accessory called 'Kanzashi' worn by women who wear kimono. 'Maiko' is a perfect example. What you will make is a clip type accessory by assembling your favorite materials from five categories such as color and pattern of a flower, the body shape, the center of the flower, color and shape of the streamer. Anyone of broad age group can enjoy the accessory as they can wear it or display it. You can choose the color and shape of the parts you like. Considering the image of the person who will wear it, please create a one-of-a-kind accessory. The concept of the shop is to seek about "how to make the wearer look more beautiful." They think out ways to make the face of the wearers look more attractive. The colors of the materials are chosen to match skin color and makeup of the ladies of today. There are a wide variety of silk clothes manufactured in Tango region of Kyoto and carefully dyed by hand. Using the same Habutae silk worn by Maiko, enjoy the genuine Japanese handicraft. Even if you are a novice, please do not worry. You will have guidance of an experienced instructor. Take back the item you made, and cherish the genuine Japanese accessory you cannot find anywhere else. It will help you look more beautiful in the scenes in your daily life or on special occasions.


2 Working Days
90 mins
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Activity timing: 11 am

Duration: 90 mins

What You Get

Tsumami-zaiku Craft Workshop in Kyoto

Adult/Child: 10 years old and above


  • The finished accessory
  • Decoration stand
  • Instructions
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses
Additional information:
  • This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants
  • This is a shared experience with other participants

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There


25, Murasakino Shimo-Monzencho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8215

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
10 years old and above

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