Tataki zome (from Japanese tataki, hammering, ad zome, dying) is an ancient Japanese technique of hammering plants to create patterns on fabric.
The workshops organized by Mochi Workshop is a hammering demonstration with fresh flowers on washi paper, inspired from an ancient Japanese tale, The Bamboo Cutter. The paper is delicately hammered with gum pebbles, which creates colored and refined prints, like on traditional kimono.
Come follow an introduction to tataki zome on washi paper and about the importance of flowers and seasons in the history of Japanese art, before working on a kimono with flower patterns.
More about the Consulate General of Japan in Marseille: