You’re invited to a step-by-step class with master kite maker, Mikio Toki.
Taking inspiration from ukiyo-e prints, Edo kites often depict legendary heroes and famous kabuki actors in vibrant colours. In this workshop, participants will be using bamboo and washi paper to create a bowed, rectangular kite.
After the workshop, you can join us outside to fly your beautiful new kites.
Mikio Toki is a Tokyo-based master craftsman with over 42 years of kite-making experience. The workshops coincide with Toki’s first Australian exhibition, Edo in the Sky: Traditional Kites of Japan, which features over 30 kites. The exhibition is held at The Japan Foundation Gallery in Sydney.
This workshop is for school-aged children. Best suited for ages 8 to 10. Children under the age of 7 will require the assistance of a parent or guardian.
About the artist
Kite master Mikio Toki has been designing and making traditional Japanese kites for over 42 years. Of the hundreds of regional varieties of kites in Japan, Toki specialises in the Edo (Tokyo) method of kite making. A tradition that dates back over 400 years, Toki is passionate about preserving this centuries-old craft and passing it on to future generations.
Being one of the very few traditional Japanese kite makers in Japan, Toki is often invited to exhibit his work at kite festivals around the world, where he conducts kite making workshops for adults and children. Toki has won numerous kite awards, including The Lee Toy Memorial Kite Artist of the Year Award, 2011 and has been featured in a variety of Japanese kite publications.
Join us for outdoor kite flying after each workshop.
Thursday 11 July 2019 from 1pm to 3pm
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