Workshop: Kite Making

There are hundreds of varieties of kites in Japan, with each region of the country having its own, specific traditional style.  Join kite master, Mr. Mikio Toki, and his daughter Ms. Asami for a special guest artist workshop to make your very own kite.


Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Location: Oki Education Center

Two separate workshops are available and advanced registration is required.


Family Kite-Making

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Price: $33 for a parent and $10 per child
Materials fee: $5 per person*


Kids (6 years old and older), along with a parent/guardian, will create rocket kites with Mr. Toki.   Weather permitting, participants will have a chance to fly their kite(s) following the workshop.

Adult Kite-Making

Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Price: $52
Materials fee: $10 per person*

Adults and children (14 and older) will create orizome (dyed) kites with Mr. Toki. Weather permitting, participants will have a chance to fly their kite(s) following the workshop.

*Material fees to be paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop




About the Instructors

Kite artist, Mr. Toki Mikio was born and raised in Tokyo. He designs and makes Tokyo-style kites. As a young boy, Mr. Toki was mesmerized by kites designed and flown by kite master Mr. Katsuhisa Ota. Mr. Toki aspired to design and build kites just like the elderly kite master and has been doing so for many years. 

In 2012, Mr. Toki’s daughter – Ms. Asami – decided to carry on their artistic lineage.  Ms. Asami has assisted in kite-making workshops for children and adults in Japan as well as around the world. More recently, she has started to create new mini kites. Together the Mikios like to experiment with designing traditional kites using modern materials, innovative colors, and dyes. Frequently invited to kite festivals worldwide, they continue to paint and create new Japanese kite masterpieces that they then share and fly with the public. 

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