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September 6 we invite crafters of all levels, Japanese otaku, and anyone too broke to go to Japan to participate in a unique staycation: a sewing circle field trip with Bay Area artist Corinne Okada Takara. In the peaceful setting of Kojin-an Zendo in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood, participants will be the guests of Yoshi Akiba (of Yoshi's Jazz Club and Restaurant) whose students will welcome the group with a tea ceremony. There will also be a demo and practicum in furoshiki led by https://www.furoshiki.com who will teach us how to package all kinds of things without resort to paper or plastic. After lunch overlooking Yoshi's garden, we will work to complete a simple purse project designed especially for our group. Inspired by kawaii manga culture, the project blends elements of contemporary Japan with the creative thriftiness of Meiji-era Japan. Expect other surprises throughout the day. Sunday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $95 Lunch included.
Who says a sewing circle has to sit still? November 14 Japanese Fabric Genius travels to the Asian Art Museum for a day with Corinne Okada Takara, https://www.furoshiki.com, and a special textile-oriented docent tour of the museum. December 5, we move to Japan Town with a walking tour included. More details about these two dates will be posted on the site as they become available.
Registration information at: https://www.serentripity.net