Learn the art of bamboo basket making from a master bamboo craftsman, Akihiro Mashimo, from Kyoto, Japan in this hands-on workshop. Learn the history and beauty of bamboo craftsmanship, and how to apply traditional techniques combined with contemporary design to create your own sculptural bamboo basket form to take home.
- Sunday, June 9, 2024
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Registration: $80
- Material Fee: $20 (cash payable to the instructor)
- Oki Education Center
Meet Your Instructor
Akihiro Mashimo was born in 1977 in Yokohama. He moved to Nagaokakyō City in Kyoto at the age of five, where he grew up around bamboo. He learned bamboo craftwork at the Traditional Arts School of Kyoto and then entered Nagaokameichiku Co., Ltd. in 1998 after his graduation. Afterwards, he studied under his teacher Ichiro Mishima (a recipient of the Kyoto Prefecture Traditional Industry Excellent Craftsman Award) and made bamboo fences. In 2021, he became CEO of Nagaokameichiku Co., Ltd. His major works are found at the Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto State Guest House, and Heian Jingu Shrine. He was recognized as a certified Kyoto Traditional Products Craftsman by the governor of Kyoto Prefecture in March 2015.