New Materialisms in Traditional Doll Making

New Materialisms in Traditional Doll Making
30 September 2022
A workshop in kimekomi doll making with a master from Sumida-ward, Tokyo

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.

Price Free
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