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Craftsmanship (Move your hands)

Iga Kumihimo Braiding Experience

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Art of Traditional Braid-making


Iga of Mie prefecture is best known for a traditional craft called kumihimo—a type of colorful braided cord made of silk. The kumihimo was used as a decorative cord to accessorize samurai swords and armor. Learn the intricate braiding techniques and make your own kumihimo to take home with you.

When to go: All year




Kumihimo (Braided Cord) 

Iga Kumihimo: Hands-on Cord Braiding Experience 


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