Location: UNSW Sydney, Kensington Campus (room number and building to be sent to registered attendees directly)
Sumida-ku Tourism Association and UNSW Sydney invite you to attend a 2-hour workshop on Kensington campus. Attendees will make a kimekomi doll accessory and learn about the history and new materialisms of traditional Japanese doll making.
Instructions will be provided online by doll master, Tsukada Eishun（塚田詠春）, via the Sumida-ku Tourism Association.
Kimekomi dolls are a traditional Japanese craft made from “toso” (a paste of paulownia sawdust and wheat starch) and kimono fabric. Attendees will make an amabie, a folklore creature that was believed to ward off epidemics. Amabie have become increasingly popular as a symbol of hope and mascot for public health campaigns in Japan since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Event open to the public, students and staff. Japanese and English support will be provided.
Supported by Sumida-ku Ward Tourism Association in partnership with the Vitalities Lab UNSW and Japanese Studies at UNSW.