September 15 – November 7, 2011
Mizuhiki is Japanese traditional twine art, which has a history that can be traced back 1400 years to the Asuka period in Japan, when envoys from China brought gifts wrapped with red and white twine.
Mizuhiki was introduced by the imperial court and developed in a unique way as part of Japan’s culture of gift-giving and gift-wrapping. While Mizuhiki has traditionally been used to enclose Japanese traditional envelopes (Noshi), it is now used not only for celebrations, weddings, and condolences, but also for greeting cards, jewelry, and home décor items.
Ms. Tsurumaya will hold two Mizuhiki Workshops in Toronto this fall
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7-9 pm at the Paper Place
Sunday, Oct. 30, 1-3:30 pm at the JCCC
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Miyabi Tsumuraya:Miyabi
Miyabi (Satomi) Tsumuraya started learning the art of Mizuhiki in 2007, and attained the level “Miyabi,” master of Mizuhiki, in December 2010. She creates both traditional Mizuhiki art, using tortoise and crane designs, and contemporary hair accessories, corsages and wedding decorations, such as Kizuna Musubi, a knot tied at a wedding as a prayer to start a life together. Her aim is to communicate with people around the world by exploring modern forms of Mizuhiki while also preserving the beauty of its history.