Iga Kumihimo Braiding Center
1.If you are visiting the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum (which is a must anyway), take note that the center is located right opposite the ninja museum, so it would be a great side tour for some traditional craft fun.
2.If you are a fan of the movie Kimi no Na Wa (Your name), you will need no more reasons.
Perhaps you may have recognized it from…Kimi no Na Wa.
Whereas Mitsuha herself is using the simpler braiding loom which was the one I practiced on in Iga Kumihimo Braiding Center.
I’m sure you remember this…The bracelet Mitsuha gave Taki.And when Mitsuha used it to tie her own hair.
Kumihimo held a great significance to the fate of the movie characters, in fact, it was also the key to the whole plot twist. I’m not going to spoilt it for people who haven’t watched it, but it was nice to feel a connection and experience this precious craft in real life.
It would be a very nice activity to do with your loved ones or children, to make a bracelet together as a memento of fond memories shared.
I thoroughly enjoyed the session and would even love to be back again.
It makes a great gift for someone who has an eye for fine craft.
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