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...)
Michiko And Toshiko
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!
About the organization
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.
Tools and silk threads for braiding, parts for accessories, manual
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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.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
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.
Delay for more than 30 minutes may be treated as unrefundable cancellation.
Braid silk bracelet like anime heroine