Fun Link Friday: Tsumami Zaiku/Kanzashi crafts

Ever wonder how your tiny flower or animal ornament omiyage in Japan are made? The art of tsumami zaiku  or tsumami kanzashi, in which a person carefully folds and glues tiny squares of cloth into elegant designs dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868) and is still popular today. Ikidane Nippon recently posted a video showing the process of creating these carefully placed little treats, which require a much steadier hand than I have!

Their video features artisans from a well-known shop, Tsumami Kanzashi Ayano, who have a lovely instagram and shop website where you can see these delightful, tiny treasures, both completed as well as during the process of creature.

Maybe you’ll be inspired for your next round of holiday gift-buying! 🙂 Happy Friday!

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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