Craftsmanship (Move your hands)
Iga Kumihimo Braiding Experience
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