I had previously wrote an article about Multifaceted Edo Kiriko and actually made one, but this time we held a workshop event for those who became interested from reading the article.
Let’s have a look at the event!
As soon as we gathered, the lecturer started explaining.
The lecturer, Mr. Sekiba is an owner of “Glass factory Sokichi.” He provided the location and great cooperation for this event.
He holds lecture materials and explains clearly. He is a kind teacher.
Everyone listened to him carefully.
We had 5 members total in 4 different nationalities, Charles from Canada, Jennifer from America, So from China, and Chisa from Japan.
It’s so global!
As soon as he finished explaining, Jennifer started selecting a glass.
She looked so excited!
In contrast, Charles was contemplating a bit more seriously about what to choose.
After choosing a favorite glass, they started making a draft.
Everyone was so focused and so silent….
Chisa is so quick!
Because she loves doing craftwork, she already has started practicing on the machine.
Kaku, Jennifer, Charles… hang in there!
I’m sure you guys will achieve impressive work since you are so focused on drawing!
By the way, the person sitting beside Charles is our writer/interpreter, “Wasabi.”
Wow! Great Chisa!
She started cutting her glass!
She even chose a colored glass, which is way more difficult than clear glass.
I’m so excited to see the completion!
Others also started the cutting procedure.
In person, he teaches very carefully.
Everyone is cutting their glass now.
Jennifer checked her glass every time she made a cut.
Charles kept on cutting his glass and it was so quick! I wonder if he was really a beginner?
Look at Kaku’s hands! She looked like a professional!
“Everyone is concentrating on their work, so don’t bother them,” said Mr. Sekiba.
“Sorry…we’ll be quiet.”(whisper)
So is a slower than others, but she seems more meticulous!
We couldn’t help but see what others doing.
We peeped inside the room and Mr. Sekiba was checking their works.
He kept saying, “great, wonderful” to the participants.
I was more excited to see their work than anyone!
Finally, everyone completed their glasses!
Guess which ones belonged to who?
We took a photo of all of us, with our work in hand.
Great works and great smiles!
After the workshop, we had a little tea party.
We talked about many things over some nice Asakusa sweets.
The ages and occupations vary from person to person, but everybody loves Japan and that’s the most common reason for living here!
Thanks for coming everyone!
I was worried at first that making multifaceted Edo glass might be difficult for foreigners, but you guys were fine!
All these works are just so beautiful enough to sell in stores!
If looking at these photos gets you curious or excites you, please come and join Tadaima Japan’s further events!
Lastly, Thank you Mr.Sekiba and the TadaimaJapan staff!
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