Check out information on our upcoming arts and Tezukuri Handcrafts workshops and special programs listed below.




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Upcoming Workshops and Events

Saturday, May 19 and June 16, 2018: Washi Ningyo Paper Doll Workshops







Washi Ningyo Paper Doll Workshop

Saturday, May 19 and June 16, 2018
Session A: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session B: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$30 for Center members, $40 for general public


In our Washi Ningyo (Japanese paper doll) workshops you will learn how to transform traditional Japanese washi paper into your own beautiful 3-D dolls. Participants will receive a kit that will include all the materials you need to complete your doll. These hand crafted figures make great gifts for many occasions or to display around your home or office.  In the workshop you will: 

  • Learn how to make a face from a little cotton and thin rice paper
  • Learn how to assemble the key parts of a figure such as the face and hair
  • Learn how to fold kimono paper and make an Obi (sash)

Please note that these classes are intended for adults and are not suitable for children.


Previous Workshops

Magewappa Woodcraft Bento Box Workshop

Magewappa Workshop flyer copy

Tohoku Folk Crafts Workshop


Kaiseki Workshop Autumn

tomato, tofu & avocado salad

Introduction to Karate


Summer Soba Noodle Workshop with Sonoko Sakai


Kaiseki Workshop Summer

unagi tamagoyose

Ukulele 101

ukulele workshop

Washi Ningyo Paper Dolls
Washi ningyo construction


Terrariums Workshop

Terrarium Workshop Flyer copy

Introduction to Temari Workshop

Temari Workshop Flyer copy

Donabe Claypot Workshop with Sonoko Sakai



Tea and Craft Time

Plumeria Hawaiian Gift Box

Kaiseki Workshop Fall
Maguro Tataki

Japanese Pantry
Koji Workshop LARGE

Kaiseki Workshop Winter


Mochitsuki Workshops


Mah Jongg 101 Workshop

MJ Flyer copy

Spring Kaiseki Workshop

Chirashi on plate