Folding and knotting workshop using KOKURA SHIMA SHIMA fabrics will be held.

The workshop will be held as a related event to the 781st Design Gallery 1953 Exhibition “The rebirth of Kokura Ori: The Beauty of Stripes, The Iki of Stripes — The Rebirth of Kokura Stripes from a Small Piece of Cloth” (advance registration required; fee required).

Outline of the workshop

  • Folding and knotting workshop using KOKURA SHIMA SHIMA fabrics
  • Date and time: January 17 (Tue), 2023, from 2:00 p.m. (about 2 hours)
  • Venue: Matsuya Ginza 7th floor, Special Room
  • Instructor: Miyuki Sekine, leader of YUU (knotting researcher)
  • Fee: 6,000 yen (tax included) *Includes materials (fabric, braided cords, incense, and materials)
  • Capacity: 15 people

Registration is now closed.


Making kariroku, a wrapping and tying technique, utilizing the stripes created by folding.
“Kariroku” is an incense pouch displayed at festive occasions, and in ancient times was hung on pillars to ward off evil spirits, and was also prized at tea ceremonies. Knots, which have an ancient meaning of amulet or charm against evil, are also used as decorations for incense bags. In this workshop, participants will enjoy folding and tying knots without using threads or needles, while touching the smooth and firm Kokura Stripes fabric.