Mizuhiki: Japanese Embellishment Cords

November 21, 2019
Workshops past event

Mizuhiki: Japanese Embellishment Cords


Get to Know Nagano: The Home of Nature, History & Sports

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 PM


Shichimi Making: Spice of Japan

Thursday, November 21, 6:30 PM


Thursday, November 21, 2 PM

Stiff, yet flexible, mizuhiki is a strong cord derived from washi paper. Traditionally used in Japan to decorate gifts, this art form is now finding new life in a variety of ways. While still used as embellishments for gifts, mizuhiki is becoming a popular way to accessorize just about anything! These durable cords can be twisted into beautiful knots that will add a traditional element to gifts, phone cases, or even hair. Iida, located in Nagano prefecture, has long been a source of mizuhiki cords for all of Japan. At this workshop, an instructor from Kinoshita Mizuhiki in Iida will explore the history of this special cord, and demonstrate all the fun, interesting ways to use mizuhiki.

All materials included.

Part of Get to Know Japan Series: Nagano

Tickets: $47/$42 members, seniors & students

Box Office Policy

Get to Know Japan Series: Nagano is co-organized by Nagano Prefectural Government.

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • 2:00 pm