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Japanese Summer Camp 6/10/23 ~ 6/14/23 – FULL

June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 14 @ 3:00 pm

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Tsuyo Onodera & Maki Aizawa
Location: the Sonoma Community Center

This is a truly unique camp.  Local Sonoma artist Maki Aizawa and her mother Tsuyo Onodera, traveling from Japan, will guide students through craft projects that are deeply rooted in Japanese culture. With an overarching theme of sustainability they will learn how to artfully mend clothing and fiber projects through a technique called Nuitsugi.

They will also work in the ceramics department, working with a modern version of Kintsugi, where broken ceramics are put back together using a mixture of gold powder and lacquer. Both of these techniques highlight the flaw and turn something broken into something beautiful. They will also learn the process of Yobitsugi, one of the most artistic Kintsugi techniques. “Yobi” means to call and “tsugi” means to connect. Rather than only using pieces from the original ceramic object, Yobitsugi incorporates “foreign” pieces from other objects to mend the broken ceramic item. There will also be culinary lessons on Japanese food, specifically lessons on making sushi, ramen & gyoza, and udon making. The campers will also learn mochitsuki pounding in the camp and make authentic mochi!

Sign up directly from the Sonoma Community Center link.


June 10 @ 10:00 am
June 14 @ 3:00 pm
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Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, CA, CA 95476 United States
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