Take Workshop: Japanese Bamboo Basketry

When: Sat., March 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sun., March 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2016

SVMA and Sonoma Cultural Exchange are thrilled to host this bamboo basketry workshop with visiting bamboo masters from the Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Arts Center in Beppu, Oita Japan. Over two days, bamboo master craftsman Kenichi Mori and bamboo historian Tetsuya Abe will teach participants the techniques for preparing, cutting and weaving (yatsume ami) the highest quality traditional Japanese bamboo baskets. Each participant will make their own bamboo basket from start to finish. The workshop will be conducted in Japanese with Ms. Maki Aizawa of Sonoma Cultural Exchange providing English translation. Space is limited. Please register at

Price: $225

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