Kirigami (paper cutting) is one of the traditional Japanese vaudeville arts.
A performer cuts a piece of paper with scissors into elaborate figures. It is often performed with music on a stage and excites the audience with it’s amazing speed and skill. In this class, a professional Kirigami performer will teach you how to do Kirigami.
Amiche International Inc.
If you have been a long-time fan of Hokkaido, or even if this is your first visit, please take a day to come and see Ishikari or Sapporo. Our various hands-on programs will make your trip even more special and unforgettable.
CUT ! CUT ! CUT !
Contributor : Sunny 2019/11/22
Date : Mon 24th Jun 2019 Time : 4 - 6 pm
I have never known nor seen this anywhere in the world, so I thought we'd try it here in Hokkaido. The minimum no of partipants is 3, only 2 of us, so I requested Akemi from Amiche International to arrange it, which the performer kindly consented to.
It was also meant to be a surprise for my compagnon, so we waited anticipatedly for our performer's arrival in a small cafe just for the show.
Ms Chiaki came dressed in traditional kimono, warm and approchable. She started the show in a spectacular way, combining paper cutting and dance. We were totally mesmerized by her.
She then introduced us to the art of paper cutting, and delighted us with many beautiful cuttings. Throughout, she was very patient and encouraging. Our 2 organisers Akemi and Misa also participated and it made it even more fun, each showing off our "beautiful" cutting, which Ms Chiaki would approve.
She also kindly entertained many little cutting requests from my compagnon.
All in all, we were totally enthralled by Ms Chiaki, who apparently is one of the very few women performers in this art. We thank both Akemi and Misa for organising such a wonderful event and of course we wish Ms Chiaki to continue to have a fascinating journey of amazing performances.
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