Mei and Tara's Profile

About

Hello! Welcome to my Etsy Shop!

This little shop is run by two twins, Mei and Tara, who design, create, and photogrpah the kanzashi you see here. We look forward to making a kanzashi just for you!

Find me off etsy:
https://www.instagram.com/brightwish.kanzashi/
http://hanatsukuri.deviantart.com/gallery/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/brightwishkanzashi/sets/

I am hanatsukuri and seifumeigetsu on LJ
http://hanatsukuri.livejournal.com/ for handmade kanzashi extras



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As for me, I graduated with a BA in East Asian Languages and Culture. My focus is Japanese and Asian history. I was…

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  • Born on June 13
  • Joined June 18, 2006

Favorite materials

silk, dye, habutae, brocade, chirimen

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hanatsukuri
Bright Wish Kanzashi Studios

About

Hello! Welcome to my Etsy Shop!

This little shop is run by two twins, Mei and Tara, who design, create, and photogrpah the kanzashi you see here. We look forward to making a kanzashi just for you!

Find me off etsy:
https://www.instagram.com/brightwish.kanzashi/
http://hanatsukuri.deviantart.com/gallery/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/brightwishkanzashi/sets/

I am hanatsukuri and seifumeigetsu on LJ
http://hanatsukuri.livejournal.com/ for handmade kanzashi extras



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As for me, I graduated with a BA in East Asian Languages and Culture. My focus is Japanese and Asian history. I was recently accepted and graduated from a grad school in England. :) I have an Msc in Japanese Studies.

I'm most inspired by real flowers, kimono Patterns, and Fabric. I adore all of these.

Like many others in this art, I'm self taught. However, I've studied Fiber Arts in college, along with other Japanese arts and cultures.

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On Tsumami * Kanzashi (Folded * ornate hair pins), or more commonly in Japanese, tsumami zaiku.

Tsumami zaiku refers to the art where one creates a flower with multiple petals. Each petal is folded individually from a square of silk, and then assembled into the flower shape. Traditionally, tsumami * kanzashi are most famous for being worn by geisha (arts persons).

I use the tsumami zaiku techniques in a new way. While my work is inspired by and uses many elements of the traditional maiko (apprentice geisha) kanzashi, it is different from traditional Japanese hair ornaments.

I strive to make hair ornaments for the modern person, able to wear at any place or time!
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Thank you for looking at my shop!

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