SOAS University of London

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Create your own... Kaburimono "head decoration"

Norio Nishihara

Date: 30 May 2014Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 31 May 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: The Japan Foundation, Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH

Type of Event: Workshop

Japan has a long history of wearing head-decorations, proof of which can be found in everything from traditional samurai helmets through to various anime series including One Piece. 

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 take their inspiration from almost anything and 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 Kaburimono using just rolled up newspaper and coloured tape. Participants are able to create any type of kaburimono they like, from anime-inspired headgear such as Pikachu and One Piece's Tony Tony Chopper to anything from your imagination - you'll be amazed to see what you can create with simple materials!

There will also be an opportunity to try on some of Norio's very own creations and take photos. The workshops are guaranteed to be a great half-term treat for both kids and fun-loving adults. Feel free to turn up dressed as your favourite character - allowing your new kaburimono to complete your look!

For ages 7 up to 10 (children under 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult).

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: