Braids 2019 ● Iga, Japan

Registration Deadline Extended – October 10, 2018

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to experience kumihimo in its birthplace. This will be a trip of a lifetime combined with the love of braiding. Companions will also enjoy Iga has it recently has become a city to appeal to tourists with its strong history in Kumihimo, the home of the Ninja as well as Iga beef (better than Kobe beef). The Tenjin Festival, an UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, starts the last day of the conference and continues through the weekend. It is an experience that is rarely seen by visitors and true look into Japanese heritage and culture. Iga City is also known as the ‘Little Kyoto’. Many places of interest in nearby towns are easy day trips.

The conference is hosted by the Kumihimo Society of Japan. The conference will be held at the center of the city and is convenient to eating and drinking venues for get-togethers in the evening. Arrangements for hotel accommodations for guest and participants will start in September.

Tour plans for either before or after the conference are underway and will be announced when available. If interested contact ">Adrienne Gaskell


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