…after visiting the ‘Japan Day’ at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, which was organised by the Japan Society North West.
We saw: demonstrations of…erm… *turns to programme*...kyudo(archery), ikebana (flower arranging), bojutso (miniature railways), bonsai ( know what that is), origami (ditto) and kendo (fencing). Here’s the shy lady who was doing the origami, she kindly gave permission for me to take a quick photo-And look at the old bonsai-
I’m not usually a buyer of kits… but I bought the kit to make an accordion frame book from this ‘Festival of Japan’ stall, (more kits are available here)Here’s what it looked like out of the packet…It contained washi paper, card and instructions. I decided I’d use some of my own stock of painted card instead of the supplied white card. I made a couple of the frames:I made the other four ‘frames’ and inserted some plum painted card in three of them, to pick up on the red/purple elements in the printed washi paper…Then I used more painted card to join them together following the kit’s instructions. Here’s a back view:And a couple more close ups:
It was fun making it. Needs precise folding, but the washi paper in the kit was cut very well, which is important.