Join tokyobike for a masterclass in the Japanese art of gift wrapping – the first in their series of Christmas workshops.
In Japanese culture, gift wrapping plays as an important role as the gift itself – it should reflect both the gift being given and the emotions behind the gift. When you receive a beautifully wrapped gift it makes the experience even more special.
One style you will be taught is called tsutsumi — which means to cover, conceal or wrap. The unique aspect of this technique is that the paper is never cut. Instead it is pleated, folded and tied. It also never uses more than one piece of tape or sticker to finish the wrapping. Ranging from the simple to the sophisticated, this technique traditionally uses handmade paper (washi) to express beauty, etiquette and culture and often employs techniques seen in origami.
Tea will be served from 6.30pm. All materials required are included in the price. Just bring a pair of sharp scissors if possible.
Your teacher will also professionally gift wrap anything you purchase in the store that evening.