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Create your own Kaburimono headgear at the Japan Foundation in London

Date: 2014 May 06 16:05

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The good folks from the Japan Foundation in London have sent us details of an upcoming event set to run at the end of May 2014.

Details as follows:

At the end of this month, The Japan Foundation will be hosting three workshops with Japanese artist Norio Nishihara, renowned for making bizarre and outlandish headgear known as "kaburimono". In the workshops, participants can make their very own Kaburimono similar to Nishihara's creations, using newspaper and coloured tape. They can also take their inspiration from almost anything - even their favourite anime or manga characters. The workshops will be held at the Japan Foundation in Russell Square, on the 30th May (3:00pm) and the 31st May (11:00am and 3:00pm).

This event is free, but booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment as there are a limited number of places.

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Details as follows:

Create your own Kaburimono "Head decoration"
Workshop with artist Norio Nishihara

Norio Nishihara is a Japanese artist, renowned for making creative and outlandish headgear known as 'Kaburimono'. Working as a props costume artist for television programmes and major events, Nishihara’s abstract creations of masks and hats inspired from almost anything have also been exhibited in museums in Japan.

In these special workshops at the Japan Foundation, London, Norio will guide you to make your very own wacky Kaburimono using just rolled up newspaper, coloured tape and your limitless imagination!

There will also be an opportunity to try on some of Nishihara's very own creations, and take photos. You can also learn to write name in Japanese on your own kaburimono.

The workshops are guaranteed to be a fun half-term treat for both kids and fun-loving adults. Make sure you wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty!

For ages 7 to 107 (children under 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Date: 30 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
Venue: The Japan Foundation, London


The workshops are free to attend but booking is essential. To register, please email your name and the session you would like to attend to:

Source: The Japan Foundation, London
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