Okiagari Kobōshi Colouring Experience from Fukushima Prefecture
These workshops are now fully booked
Discover these toys from Fukushima Prefecture by colouring your own Okiagari Kobōshi in this workshop held as part of TŌHOKU 3.11 Forward to the Future, a series of events and displays exploring the recovery of the Tōhoku region of north-eastern Japan.
Okiagari Kobōshi are small toys from the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture. The papier-mâché dolls are adored as a symbol of resilience and perseverance because they stand up immediately after they fall over. They are an indispensable lucky charm for families in Aizu, where there is a tradition to buy one more doll than the number of members of the family every year.
In this workshop, participants have an opportunity to colour their own ‘roly-poly’ toy from Fukushima which they will be able to take home.
These workshops are now fully booked. To discover other events to enjoy at Japan House London or online from anywhere, please visit our What's On page.
Saturday 5 March 11:00-11:30, 13:00-13:30, 14:00-14:30, 16:00-16:30, 18:00-18:30
Sunday 6 March 14:30-15:00, 16:00-16:30
Monday 7 March 12:00-12:30, 13:00-13:30, 14:00-14:30, 16:00-16:30, 18:00-18:30
Tuesday 8 March 12:00-12:30, 13:00-13:30, 14:00-14:30, 15:00-15:30, 17:00-17:30
Wednesday 9 March 12:00-12:30, 13:00-13:30, 15:00-15:30, 16:00-16:30, 18:00-18:30
Thursday 10 March 12:00-12:30, 13:00-13:30, 14:00-14:30, 16:00-16:30, 17:00-17:30
Friday 11 March 12:00-12:30, 13:00-13:30, 14:00-14:30, 17:00-17:30
Saturday 12 March 14:30-15:00, 16:00-16:30, 18:00-18:30
Sunday 13 March 14:30-15:00, 16:00-16:30
This workshop is held as part of TŌHOKU 3.11 Forward to the Future, a week-long series of displays, tastings, talks and workshops exploring the region’s recovery, taking place at Japan House London in collaboration with Japan’s Reconstruction Agency.