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Admiring beautiful kanzashi, easy. Making beautiful kanzashi, not so easy.

Below are several videos and sites I have found scattered across the interwebs that have been very helpful. As many of you may know, I didn’t not have someone to teach me… anything I’ve figured out I’ve done with the help of tutorials and my noggin’.

This one was really useful not only for term definition but also the rice paste and links to the traditional kanzashi vids I linked below. Can’t go wrong with Immortal Geisha. Some of the links are duds but it’s a forum, not a regular website. Really solid tips on starching. Just use the good stuff… I don’t recommend you try making it yourself. I did and it was just silly. After I get to Japan, my goal is to search out the formula the masters use and post it. Silk Habotai! If you wanna use what the pro’s use, this is the stuff. Not like me and my random scrap fabrics lol.

Tsumami Kanzashi Documentary 1/5: Very informative, though it’s in Japanese with no subtitles. I got a lot out of watching all 5 of these.


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