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Sew a Seat

Sew a Seat

Duration:3.5 hours total
Includes:Food and Equipment
Languages:All languages welcome

About your host

I am a certified kimono seamstress and I love to make floor cushions out of my many antique or vintage kimonos. In Japan, we use cushions to sit on the floor; you can use yours on couches as well. I love sharing Japanese sewing traditions with others. This method has only been conveyed to my family !
Akiko
Akiko
Akiko
Akiko

What we’ll do

We'll meet at Kichijōji station and shop for your cloth at a fabric store. Then we take a bus to my place. Then I'll teach you how to sew your very own Japanese cushion. Nowadays, most cushions are made by machine, but I'll demonstrate the traditional method for our prized floor cushions–sewing a cover by hand using cotton layered with silk. This method has only been conveyed to my family ! I also…

What else you should know

You will buy your own cushion cloth and bus fare. The bus ride is 15 minutes; the walk is 10. I live on the fourth floor in a building without an elevator. Make sure you are comfortable with stairs.

What I’ll provide

Dessert
Sweets and tea. Please let me know if you have any allergies.
Equipment
Sew tools cotton raw silk

What to bring

a bag to bring a cushion you make back

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Where you'll be

We'll meet at Kichijōji station before shopping at a fabric store. I'll help you choose from the many fabrics on display. We'll take a bus to my place, which is near Musashi-Seki station.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

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.

More tips

You will buy your own cushion cloth and bus fare. The bus ride is 15 minutes; the walk is 10. I live on the fourth floor in a building without an elevator. Make sure you are comfortable with stairs.
Akiko
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Sew a Seat
22 reviews
$63 per person
22 reviews
$63 per person