[Takahashi Kobo] Traveling on the Tokaido Road with Fans: Let’s make your own woodblock print fans!

Founded more than 160 years ago,Takahashi Kobohas inherited the traditional craft of Edo woodblock printing that can be seen in ukiyo-e. It will be holding a hands-on workshop on September 17th (Saturday) and 18th (Sunday) where participants can experience woodblock printing.

At this workshop, participants will make two fans based on the theme of “Traveling on the Tokaido Road.” They will choose two of their favorite prints from five scenes taken from “Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi” (53 Stations of Tokaido Road), a major source of inspiration for ukiyo-e, for one of the fans and make the other fan with a goldfish pattern. Under the guidance of Ms. Yukiko Takahashi, a designated traditional artist of Bunkyo Ward, participants can enjoy the entire process from the initial wood printing to finishing the bamboo fan. The fans you make will not only help you beat the heat as this hot weather persists but is also a wonderful way to decorate your room and immerse yourself in landscape paintings during this period when it may not be possible to travel.

We hope you will take part in this workshop and feel closer to the arts this fall.

[Takahashi Kobo] Traveling on the Tokaido Road with Fans: Let’s make your own woodblock print fans!

Come and experience Bunkyo’s traditional craft: Traveling on the Tokaido Road with Fans]

Event date: September 17th (Saturday) and 18th (Sunday), 2022

Event time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM / 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (hands-on crafting will take place until 3:30 PM)

Venue: Shinobazudori Fureaikan Community Center 1F, 2-20-7 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku

Access: A 2-minute walk from Nezu Station or a 10-minute walk from Sendagi Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)

Event description: Crafting multicolored woodblock print fans (2 pieces set)

Participation fees: 2,500 yen (*includes materials)

General inquiries: 03-3814-2801 (Takahashi Kobo)

*No advance reservation is required for this workshop.


■Official website of Takahashi Kobo