Traditional Japanese Craft Experience -- "Tsumami-Zaiku" Accessory

From JPY ¥7,300.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: 東京都, 台東区
  • Product code: EN-TKO-1054-10544


"Tsumami-Zaiku" is a traditional Japanese craft made from small, square-cut pieces of "Chirimen" (Japanese silk crape) that is pinched and folded with tweezers. It started in the Edo period (1603-1868) and is still used for accessories, such as hairpins.  Use the colorful Chirimen to create your own one-of-a-kind original accessory.


  • Try making Japanese style crafts.
  • You can make cute Japanese style accessories!
  • Your creation will make a perfect souvenir!
  • Easy access from Asakusa Station. 
  • Enjoy sightseeing at the surrounding tourist attractions after your experience.


Please select your start time in the box on the upper right.
Visit our shop→ Receive instruction → Select your materials → Experience → Commemorative photo → Finish


Experience making accessories using the traditional "Tsumami-Zaiku" method in Asakusa, a major tourist attraction in Japan. Tsumami-Zaiku is a traditional craft made from small pieces of cloth called "Chirimen" (the silk fabric with unique irregularities on the surface used for high-quality kimonos). You will use special tweezers to pinch and fold the pieces of Chirimen and shape them into various items. 

Tsumami-Zaiku corresponds to various styles, from traditional kimono decoration to modern design. It is still popular and is often used in accessories. 

First, our staff will explain how to make your creation, as well as the history of Tsumami-Zaiku. When you decide what you will make, please choose the materials you like. There are accessory bases for hairpins, 'Obidome' (sash decoration), earrings and piercings. Our staff will carefully explain how to fold the cloth. Embrace your creativity and make your own design!

Lastly, our staff will help you take a commemorative photo in an authentic Japanese-style room. (Please bring your camera.) 


  • Time:60 minutes
    ※Please come at least 10 minutes before your reservation time. If you are late, it may be difficult to join the program. ​
  • Meeting point:Jidaiya Meijikan [MAP]
    2-3-5 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034
  • Access:A 1-minute walk from Asakusa Station Exit A4
    * Approximately 2 minutes on foot from Kaminarimon, the center of Asakusa's sightseeing spots
  • Minimum number of participants:2 people
  • Language support:English
  • Included:
    ・Material costs
    ・production costs
    ・commemorative photo (Please bring your own camera)
  • Participation requirements:12 years and older
    ・In this workshop, you will use a tweezer to pinch and fold the cloth.  A child of 12 years old or older can take part in the activity.  Please consult us in advance if you like to bring children younger than 12.
    ・Children aged 12 and over and adults who attend without experience will be charged an experienced fee.
  • Free wi-fi:×
  • Toilet:〇(Western-Style)
  • Other things to note:
    ・Please note that this will be a joint program with other groups.
    ・If you would like to charter a program, please click on "BOOK NOW" and select from the options page below.


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption


7 to 4 days before the tour date   40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date   60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour   100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.