Kumihimo Lectures & Workshops in Sarajevo

KumihimoThe Embassy of Japan in B&H in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo is organizing the lectures and workshops on Kumihimo* the traditional Japanese craft of braiding cords using braiding stands.

The lecture & workshops will be held by the renowned Japanese master-artist Ms. Hoko TOKORO, translated from Japanese to BHS. Entrance is free of charge.

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 7 at the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo, by the following schedule:

•   Lecture & Workshop – for the students of the Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo at 14:00h

•   Lecture & Workshop – public (max. 32 persons) at 17:30h.  Due to the limited capacity, all interested in participating in the public event need to apply by sending an email to the following e-mail address:, by May 6, at the latest. The first 32 applicants will be notified via e-mail.


Cords are usually made of silk. In former times, clothes were worn loosely and fastened with belts and braided cords. Later, they were also used to tie together a samurai warrior’s traditional armour, on swords as well as for the tea ceremony and furniture or household goods.

More information on the Kumihimo as well as the additional images can be found on the following link:

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