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Trying making Etegami and Hanko Stamp

Osaka, Japan

Experience hosted by Kawasumi

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

About Etegami Experience ‘Etagami’ means ‘a letter with a picture’. The concept of making an ‘Etegami’ is, you don’t have to be a good artist. You just draw and write your honest feelings, imagining talking face to face with the person you’re sending the card to, hoping to send some joy their way. The medium used is Japanese paint called ‘Gansai’, which are all made from organic materials from the earth. The post card is made from ‘Washi’ traditional Japanese paper. At this workshop, you will get an introduction about Etegami and tips on how to use the tools. There are samples of various Etegami you can look at. You can also send your Etegami from Japan to someone back home.

Details
Draw Etegami
1. Introduction of tools Paints ‘Gansai’, Brushes ‘Fude’, Postcard ‘Hagaki’ and Black ink ‘Sumi’.
2. Get used to the brush Clear your mind Practice drawing lines.
3. Draw an Apple on a postcard ,write your thoughts Think of what you want to write. I will translate it into Japanese for you to write.
4. Make your own Hanko Carve your initial in Japanese character Stamp the postcard you made.
5. Decorate Etegami on the Kakejiku Decorate Etegami on the Kakejiku and take it home.
Other things to note
Understanding of English or Japanese is necessary.
Children who can draw and write are welcome to join.
About Etegami Experience ‘Etagami’ means ‘a letter with a picture’. The concept of making an ‘Etegami’ is, you don’t have to be a good artist. You just draw and write your honest feelings, imagining talking face to face with the person you’re sending the card to, hoping to send some joy their way. The medium used is Japanese paint called ‘Gansai’, which are all made from organic materials from the earth. The post card is made from ‘Washi’ traditi…

What's included

  • Equipment
    ・All the tools you need for the workshop
    (Paint, Postcard, Brushes,...

Meet your host, Kawasumi

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 1 Review
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sayuri kawasumi

I'm an art instructor at 'West no etegami' school with more than 20 years’ experience.
At first, I wasn't very skilled at Japanese painting,
but I began learning it because I wanted to send Etegami to my friends and family.
Besides being an instructor,
I had my drawings published in newspapers, published an Etegami picture book and designed logos and product packaging.
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From $90
/ person
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Where you'll be

The workshop is at Tsunagaroom cultural space.
You can see sample Etegami’s displayed during the workshop.
Get to know A part of Japanese culture, using brush and ink and paint.
Immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture for 2 hours.

You can get to the venue by taking the subway Mido-suji line and getting off at Nishitanabe station.
Easy access from Tennoji, Namba and Umeda station.
Nicholas
September 2019
Kawasumi is just so sweet and nice. The space was so comfortable and bright. The experience of Etegami was so well structured and explained. At the end we left with all the knowledge needed and learned so much culture and art. At the end Kawasumi showed us a book she published so we got one autographed. So understated and humble and modest but she’s actually an excellent artist and a caring teacher. Heartwarming. Book now!!
Kawasumi is just so sweet and nice. The space was so comfortable and bright. The experience of Etegami was so well structured and explained. At the end we left with all the knowled…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Transportation to and from workshop