Willow and Nadeshiko, a classic combination of Japanese June customs

Willow has long been used in Shinto rituals and good luck charms, and is often used in kimono patterns. Nadeko is a flower that has been popular in Japan since ancient times as a natural blooming flower. Willow kanzashi is sometimes used with umbrellas, but the most standard design is with nadeshiko.

Experience the Craftsmen's

Methods At A Special Price!

The access period for this course is one year from the date you sign up.

You Can Learn The Craftsmen's Methods

The craftsmen's methods are characterized by their ability to create beautiful tsumami zaiku quickly and in large quantities, and they choose the most efficient processes to achieve this. You can learn these methods.

Making Willows

To make willows out of tsumami zaiku, you need to learn how to place petals on a wire with a special technique.

Making willow leaves are simple ken tsumami but forming them into willows is not so easy


Making Nadeshiko Flowers

You will learn the tips to form a beautiful multiple petals flower and how to speed up to form flowers using the master craftsperson's technique.

Assemble Into Kanzashi

You will learn how to assemble willows into kanzashi in a specific way. Forming willows into three dimensions will need to follow the step-by-step process.

Let's make beautiful tsumami zaiku together!

Welcome! I'm Tomomi Yamashita,
ITA Representative Director and Instructor

Hello! I'm Rei Furuya,
Traditional Tsumami zaiku Artist and Instructorproduct