24 November 2018 (Saturday) & 25 November 2018 (Sunday)
2:00pm – 4:00pm
5:00pm – 7:00pm
S109 – S113, Staunton
The age-old processes of dyeing traditional Tairyo-bata flags has rich origins in Japan.
The colorful flags initially served as communication tools for fishermen before marine radio existed. For example, when little or no fish were caught, the flag was not raised, or in some regions, a white flag was raised instead. However when the catch was bountiful, the Tairyo-bata flag at the top of a boat’s mast was both a sign of pride and a signal to other fisherman in the area where to head to.
Nowadays, Tairyo-bata flags are produced as festive decorations for corporate events or sports teams and can also be used to add a touch of traditional Japanese art to one’s house.
If you want to learn more about the art of Tairyo-bata, join us for a hands on workshop with guest teachers of Kamezaki Senko – a studio that keeps up production of these beautiful textiles in Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan since 1869.
During the 2 hour workshop you will create your own flag design following their instructions and leave with a finished textile piece to take home with you.
Number of seats is limited to 10 people per class, so book your spot early!
See you at Sake Central!