New Workshop! Japanese Paper Mask and Doll Making

September 12, 2015 by Lisa Ellsworth

Saturday, 9/26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We'll provide the materials you need to make a paper mask and custom design your own tumbling doll with visiting toymaker Hanjiro Sawafuji from Japan. Born in 1944, Hanjiro learned to make Hariko (paper-mache) dolls and masks from his father more than fifty years ago.

Together with Maki Aizawa, whose beautiful printed aprons and handmade kimonos we sell in the shop, Hanjiro will demonstrate paper pulp molding techniques you can use to make a mask.

Then, starting with one of Hanjiro's pre-made tumbling doll forms, add a nose, cheeks, paws or hands, and painted details, transforming your doll into a unique work. 

What will you make? A chipmunk, a sumo wrestler, or a look-a-like version of your celebrity hero?

Sign up here.



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