Hasamigiku （鋏菊）is an art of creating a chrysanthemum with nerikiri using scissors to express the flower petals. It is an exquisite art that needs patience and practice. But even beginners can create a beautiful piece as long as they are taught the basic principles of this extraordinary technique. This course is for only Jodangiri (上段切り）- cutting from the top.
There are two courses that you can choose for learning how to do the hasamigiku. Tools that are required can be purchased at the time of booking. This course is available online and in person.
Course A: 2 hour hasamigiku training (USD 120) This is suitable for someone who has experience in hasamigiku, or nerikiri making. This course includes only hasamigiku training. You have to prepare your own dough before the class.
Course B : 4 hour intensive hasamigiku traning (USD 200) Suitable for beginners in hasamigiku and nerikiri making. This course includes making the right dough for hasamigiku, Learning the hasamigiku principles and training. This course can be split in two days. (2 hours each)
Tool kit - USD150 (Shipping charges will be added for online classes)
Sankakubo (Triangle stick) with 8mm Chrysanthemum Center
Sarashi cloth (Cotton Cloth)
Hiraita (Wood block)
Extra Sankakubo (Wood) USD45
Extra Sankakubo (Plastic) USD20
Curved Scissors USD68 (This can only be purchased as a set with straight scissors)
Extra Straight Scissors: USD68
Mizuame (Starch Syrup)* - USD2
*Mizuame is used to retain the moisture in the dough to prevent from drying out during the cutting process. You can make the dough without it. Food items cannot be sent to countries with import restrictions.
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