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Braid silk bracelet like anime heroine

奈良市, Japan

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Experience hosted by Michiko And Toshiko

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Enjoy 1.5hours with Michiko and Toshiko by making traditional “kumihimo” silk braid with your only-one design and colors, and complete it into your own bracelet, key fobs, or misangas!
First choose your favorite design from two beginner- level patterns we prepared. Choose four color threads either by your own choice, or by our combination recommendation. Then we will help you to set the threads to the classic tool for braiding called “Marudai” (as you saw in the famous movie "Your name") and now you are ready! The kumihimo braid is created by moving the weighted spools of thread in a clock-wise fashion along the circular wooden board. The kumihimo is then produced through the center hole of this tool. Hosts will help you challenge how to braid for about 30-40minutes and gradually you may feel yourself like the anime heroine. Halfway, decide the length of braid by choosing which accessory you want to make, and finish your braid! Last step is to attach the parts for the accessory you have chosen. Make your own fantastic souvenir of Nara!
(Please note that technically you cannot make exactly the same bracelet as in the movie...)
Other things to note
Delay for more than 30 minutes may be treated as unrefundable cancellation.
Enjoy 1.5hours with Michiko and Toshiko by making traditional “kumihimo” silk braid with your only-one design and colors, and complete it into your own bracelet, key fobs, or misangas!
First choose your favorite design from two beginner- level patterns we prepared. Choose four color threads either by your own choice, or by our combination recommendation. Then we will help you to set the threads to the classic tool for braiding called “Marud…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Tools and silk threads for braiding, parts for accessories, manual
From $34
/ person
Thu, Nov 26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$34 per person
$34 per person
Fri, Nov 27
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$34 per person
$34 per person
Mon, Nov 30
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$34 per person
$34 per person

Meet your host, Michiko And Toshiko

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 22 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Toshiko has long experience of Kimono remaking products and Michiko has ceramic art experience. They opened handicraft experience class and shop at Naramachi historic town near Gangoji temple.Thanks to their designing sense and long handicraft shop operation experience, they keep on hitting upon many crafting ideas, which are catchy and well accepted even to visitors from abroad. Now bracelet braiding becomes one of the very popular class and now it is released for Airbnb!
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About the organization: ウェルネスインバウンド協会



Nara Wellness Tourism (Wellness Inbound Association) is a non-profit organization providing private tourist, families, corporate retreats, etc. with unique and detailed (not touristy) experiences of Nara. https://www.gonarastay.com/ They help Nara-based shrines, temples, ryokans, stores, and individuals, etc. to be recognized globally.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to ウェルネスインバウンド協会.

Where you'll be

The class is situated in "Naramachi", the historic area within the ancient precinct of Gangoji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Why not enjoy even a short promenade and shopping around this historic area after or before the class?
Also, in the old days along our street, there were craftsman who braided cords for Samurai armor, therefore learning braiding here may also make you imagine the old day’s people’s life here.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Kendal
July 2020
What a great workshop! The host doesn't actually speak much English but manages to teach with gestures. She was kind, helpful, considerate and made sure that I got the most out of the workshop.
Elena
March 2020
This experience was just great! very authentic place and atmosphere. Michiko and Tishiko are really friendly, nice and kind. After this workshop we tried to find one more in their space, just in order to feel this calm and peace one more time
This experience was just great! very authentic place and atmosphere. Michiko and Tishiko are really friendly, nice and kind. After this workshop we tried to find one more in their…
Maree
February 2020
A perfect experience! So lovely to create your own little memento from your trip to Nara! Such lovely hosts that help you every step of the way, little bit of a language barrier but we used google translate with Toshiko which made it very easy to converse! A very kind and lovely host and we had the best time!
A perfect experience! So lovely to create your own little memento from your trip to Nara! Such lovely hosts that help you every step of the way, little bit of a language barrier bu…
Michaela
January 2020
This was my FAVORITE experience in my whole 3 weeks in Japan. Michiko and Toshiko were so warm and inviting. The fact that we could not speak the same language fluently was NO issue. I was able to understand their instructions and we still exchanged some small bits of info about ourselves. They both cheered me on the whole process and really made me feel confident throughout. I made a bracelet and ended up with some extra braid remaining and they turned it into an adorable keychain for me. When I left it was raining and they tried to send me off with one of their umbrellas. Highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for something unique and personal ❤️
This was my FAVORITE experience in my whole 3 weeks in Japan. Michiko and Toshiko were so warm and inviting. The fact that we could not speak the same language fluently was NO issu…
Sarah
January 2020
Michiko and Toshiko are really friendly and welcoming. It was a lot of fun making the bracelet I would recommend this for everyone.
Melissa
January 2020
My daughter (14) and I had a lovely afternoon with Michiko and Toshiko. They were very welcoming and extremely patient spending as long as needed with each of us until we were confident with the pattern (which is very easy once you get the hang of it). My daughter is a fan of Your Name and was thrilled to make something similar. We travelled from Osaka to Nara to do this experience and it was well worth it just to spend time with Michiko and Toshiko and as a bonding experience with my daughter.
My daughter (14) and I had a lovely afternoon with Michiko and Toshiko. They were very welcoming and extremely patient spending as long as needed with each of us until we were conf…

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  • Thu, Nov 26
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $34 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $34 per person
  • Mon, Nov 30
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $34 per person
  • Tue, Dec 1
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $34 per person
  • Wed, Dec 2
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $34 per person
  • Thu, Dec 3
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $34 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $34 per person
  • Mon, Dec 7
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $34 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend.