Have you ever been fascinated by the vivid paper lanterns that are often seen in traditional parades, temples or the Mid-Autumn Festival? This is the chance to make one by yourself!
Paper lantern is an adaptation of bamboo crafting and papier-mâché techniques which are common in most traditional festivals and religious ceremonies related objects, such as papier-mâché offering, fire crackers and lion and dragon dance masks.
Most remarkably in the Nebuta Festival of Aomori prefecture, these techniques can also be found in Japan. Themed by an ancient story of battling against demons, the large-scale lantern parade casts away evil spirits and prevents future disasters. The goldfish lantern carried by children in the parade symbolizes blessing.
In the upcoming workshop hosted by contemporary artisan Jinno Neko, participants will create a unique goldfish lantern with bamboo strips, tissue paper and colored paper by applying four basic techniques of bamboo crafting and papier-mâché: binding, paper-mounting, painting and assembling.
Crafts on Peel will provide hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes for all participants. If weather permits, the workshop will be held in a semi-open space.
Date: 14 March, 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Light refreshment will be served)
Venue: Crafts on Peel (11 Peel Street, Central)
Admission Fee: $680 per head (pay by cash only)
Language: Cantonese (English interpretation provided on request)
RSVP: Please send us your name, email address and phone number through direct messages on our Facebook or Instagram, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be confirmed via email.
Enquiries: 2510 0637
* Successful applicants please arrive Crafts on Peel 10 minutes before the workshop begins.
Contemporary Artisan — Jinno Neko
Jinno Neko graduated from Fashion Design at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education. During this period, she became interested in Japanese art and culture. In 2007, she began to use papier-mâché as a medium, and Japanese folk toy dog “Inu Hariko” as her inspiration to create Jinno dog, also known as “Jinno Inu” in different forms. She integrated bamboo crafting techniques into her creation. Apart from that, she has her own collection of illustration.