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Sew a Seat

workshop

Sew a Seat

22 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Sew a Seat

workshop

Sew a Seat

22 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll meet at Kichijōji station and shop for your cloth at a fabric store. Then we take a bus to my place. Then I'll teach you how to sew your very own Japanese cushion. Nowadays, most cushions are made by machine, but I'll demonstrate the traditional method for our prized floor cushions–sewing a cover by hand using cotton layered with silk. This method has only been conveyed to my family ! I also make Ma-wata (raw Silk) ,which is processed through boiling , eviscerating ,dry and spreading , from Japanese cocoons ! My place is a typical Japanese apartment and I show you a typical Japanese life style.

Your host

Akiko

Akiko

I am a certified kimono seamstress and I love to make floor cushions out of my many antique or vintage kimonos. In Japan, we use cushions to sit on the floor; you can use yours on couches as well. I love sharing Japanese sewing traditions with others. This method has only been conveyed to my family !

What's included

Food
Sweets and tea. Please let me know if you have any allergies.
Equipment
Sew tools cotton raw silk

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Where you'll be

We'll meet at Kichijōji station before shopping at a fabric store. I'll help you choose from the many fabrics on display. We'll take a bus to my place, which is near Musashi-Seki station.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

You will buy your own cushion cloth and bus fare. The bus ride is 15 minutes; the walk is 10. I live on the fourth floor in a building without an elevator. Make sure you are comfortable with stairs.
Akiko
Sew a Seat
22 reviews
€56 / person
22 reviews
€56 / person