The workshop and tour on October 18, 2023, will focus on the Kyoto Nishijin area and the Imperial Palace vicinity.
You will have the opportunity to experience Japan’s renowned tatami-making techniques and explore the Kyoto Imperial Palace Gardens.
Create tatami coasters. The artisan works on items ranging from tatami suitable for living spaces to ‘Shitenhaishiki’ used in Buddhist rituals, and even adorable mini tatami.
Gosho (Imperial Palace) Discover the Imperial Palace, where emperors resided from the year 1331, when Emperor Kogen assumed the throne, to 1869, when Emperor Meiji moved to Tokyo, spanning approximately 540 years of imperial history.
While machine-sewn tatami has become prevalent in the industry, this artisan specializes in hand-sewn tatami, a rare skill in today’s world. They handle various types of tatami and tatami fabric, including daily tasks like re-covering tatami surfaces. What truly sets them apart is their meticulous attention to detail when it comes to designing the patterned borders for tatami used in temples and other such places. They ensure that the patterns align perfectly and are placed precisely at the corners, earning high praise from their customers.