Sashiko Embroidery Experience from Iwate Prefecture
These workshops are now fully booked
Try your hand at sashiko embroidery while learning about local revitalization through handicraft in Iwate Prefecture 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.
Sashiko is a form of Japanese embroidery that involves stitching and quilting fabric. The Otsuchi Sashiko brand originated from the Otsuchi Reconstruction Sashiko Project, an initiative started up by women in Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture who had lost their livelihoods as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Its aim has been to help them rediscover joy and hope in life through needlework.
In this workshop, participants can experience sashiko using kits developed by the Otsuchi Sashiko Project.
*These workshops are now all fully booked. Please see our What's On page for other events to enjoy at Japan House London.
Saturday 5 March 17:00-17:30
Sunday 6 March 15:00-15:30
Monday 7 March 17:00-17:30
Tuesday 8 March 18:00-18:30
Wednesday 9 March 14:00-14:30
Thursday 10 March 15:00-15:30
Friday 11 March 16:00-16:30
Saturday 12 March 17:00-17:30
Sunday 13 March 15:00-15:30
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.