Online Courses and Lessons FAQ

【Course Advisement】

Q. Who should take an Online Course?

Anyone who is interested in Tsumami zaiku, likes handicraft and enjoy making things at home, kimono lovers, who wants to start new art, who likes origami, who want to learn authentic Japanese techniques, designers who are searching for new ideas.


Q. How do I select a course?

    If you are willing to take Traditional Courses, start from Basic Course. The curriculum is structured as three courses, so please take in order of Basic, Middle, and Advanced. You will not be able to start from the Middle or Advanced Course. Try a free lesson if you are considering taking the courses. There will be also one-shot lessons coming in Oct. 2021.


Q. Are there prerequisites or language requirements?

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles. 

Q. Can I take more than one course at a time?

    No. The curriculum is structured as three courses, so please take in order of 1.Basic, 2.Middle, and 3.Advanced. You will not be able to start from the Middle or Advanced Course. If you register 3 courses at a time, you will get 10% discount. But you are always welcome to take one-shot lessons at a time.

【Registration Process & Financial Considerations】

Q. How do I register?

  Click the “Enroll Now” button in the top right corner of your screen.

Select “Online Courses.”

Choose your course(s).

You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.


Q. My payment did not go through. What do I do?

 We apologize for this inconvenience. We encourage you to reach out to your financial institution as further permissions may be needed to complete the payment. A strong Internet connection and up-to-date browser are strongly recommended.

Q. Can I get a refund if I am unable to attend my Online Course?

Due to the instant, digital nature of our courses, once purchased we are unable to offer refunds on all of our courses, and lessons including joining the Membership , so please be sure you are ready to commit to learning with us before signing up.


Q. What are your Terms and Conditions?

Go on the linked page


Q. I am registered. Now what?

You will receive a confirmation email with information on when and how you can

 access your course. Check the details.

 If you registered the Traditional Courses, course materials will be shipped under the name of Chirimenbunny within 5 days from the date of application

【How It Works – The Online Learning 】

Q. How do I access my course?

You will log in with the email and password created at the time of registration. 


Q. Do I need specific equipment to take Online Courses?

To start tsumami zaiku, you will need 4 basic tools (tweezers, wood board, bamboo spatula, and starch glue) and you will need specific tools for each lesson. (details will be in the course text)

To purchase basic tools: go to Chirimenbunny website


【Course Completion】

Q. I completed my course! Now what?

Get your certificate: When you successfully complete an Online Course, you are eligible to receive a digital certificate of completion


Q. Is there a professional certificate or license program?

If you completed all 3 courses, (the Basic, Middle, and Advance courses), there is a chance to apply for ITA's Certified Teacher's license! (Detailed information coming in Nov. 2021.)


Q. Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

  You can contact the Online Team at

[email protected]