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Kite Making Workshop for Kids with Mikio Toki

Sydney: July 11, 2019
Melbourne: July 12, 2019

Create and design your own Japanese kite to take home in a step-by-step class with master kite maker, Mikio Toki.

Taking inspiration from ukiyo-e prints, Edo kites often depict legendary heroes and famous kabuki actors in vibrant colours. In this workshop, participants will be using bamboo and washi paper to create a bowed, rectangular kite. After the workshop, you can join us outside to fly your beautiful new kites.

Mikio Toki is a Tokyo-based master craftsman with over 42 years of kite-making experience. The workshops coincide with Toki’s first Australian exhibition, Edo in the Sky: Traditional Kites of Japan, which features over 30 kites. The exhibition is held at The Japan Foundation Gallery in Sydney.

This workshop is for school-aged children. Best suited for ages 8-10. Children under the age of 7 will require the assistance of a parent or guardian (parents/guardians accompanying children are free).


Kite master Mikio Toki has been designing and making traditional Japanese kites for over 42 years. Of the hundreds of regional varieties of kites in Japan, Toki specialises in the Edo (Tokyo) method of kite making. A tradition that dates back over 400 years, Toki is passionate about preserving this centuries-old craft and passing it on to future generations.

Being one of the very few traditional Japanese kite makers in Japan, Toki is often invited to exhibit his work at kite festivals around the world, where he conducts kite making workshops for adults and children. Toki has won numerous kite awards, including The Lee Toy Memorial Kite Artist of the Year Award, 2011 and has been featured in a variety of Japanese kite publications.


Edo in the Sky: Traditional Kites of Japan


July 11, 2019 (Thursday)

Session 1: 9am-11am
Session 2: 1pm-3pm

Join us for outdoor kite flying after the workshop.

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
(access via lifts)

The outdoor activity will be held on the Chippendale Green (access via Ground Level)

$15 + booking fees


(via Eventbrite)


July 12, 2019 (Friday)

Join us for outdoor kite flying after the workshop.

Huntingdale Hall
Germain St & Huntingdale Road
Oakleigh South VIC 3167

The outdoor activity will be held at the Huntingdale Primary School Oval (2 minute walk from Huntingdale Hall)

$15 + booking fees


(02) 8239 0055

Cancellations are accepted and full refunds will be offered up to 7 days prior to the workshop. No refunds given after this time.

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