Takaracrafts

Tsumami-Zaiku Occasion Headpiece and Accessories

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Announcement    Update: Summer is coming, so time for a seasonal shift for bold and intricate headpieces and jewellery. We have recently added a canola flower cluster set and a colourful cosmos headpieces set , both are perfect for updos in garden parties and weddings.

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Last updated on May 4, 2022

Update: Summer is coming, so time for a seasonal shift for bold and intricate headpieces and jewellery. We have recently added a canola flower cluster set and a colourful cosmos headpieces set , both are perfect for updos in garden parties and weddings.

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About Takaracrafts

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Exquisite Headpieces and Accessories for Special Occasions. Handcrafted in England with Love

Tsumami-Zaiku Occasion Headpiece and Accessories – Vibrant, Unique, Always Delightful

Takara is a British headpiece and accessory designer-maker based in Sheffield. We create beautiful, delicate and elaborate pieces for every special occasion. Our creations of distinctive designs and styles are made for women who want to show their individuality through fashion, and appreciate fine craftsmanship, originality, and quality. Not only are our pieces beautiful fashion items, each of them is a unique piece of wearable work of art.

A delightful union of tradition, culture, nature

With great finesse, all of our pieces are created by using the traditional craft of Tsumami-Zaiku – a Japanese artisan skill that dates back to the late 18th century, and is used extensively to make exquisite floral headpieces for Maikos (apprentice Geishas). Tsumami-Zaiku is a delightful union of Japanese tradition, culture, and nature. We aim to bring this over two-century-old craft into modern fashion, so as to create distinctive, unique, and alternative headpieces.

Fabric is the predominant material of Tsumami-Zaiku. We always source the best fabric to achieve the perfect result. We use lightweight, fine fabric such as habutae silk and cotton lawn to reduce weight and to give a smooth finish to our pieces. Rice glue is another vital traditional material to the craft. Through numerous experiments, we created our own recipe, and we produce our very own homemade rice glue to ensure its quality. Making a piece through Tsumami-Zaiku involves fabric-cutting, folding, and assembling, all of which require intricate and precise handiwork that cannot be replicated by machinery. Tsumami-Zaiku demands immense labour, precision, and skills; some of our pieces take days or weeks to complete. Every piece is the product of hard work, attention to detail, and passion.

Shop members

  • Cora

    Designer, Owner, Maker

    A scientist turned tsumami zaiku artist based in Sheffield who creates headpieces and artworks with fabric. Inspired by Geisha’s attire, seasonal flowers and nature. Cora has showcased and sold her work in various shops and craft fairs.

  • Christopher

    Marketer, Dispatcher, Owner

    Helps selling and marketing tsumami zaiku kanzashi products. Also owns Takaracollectables.etsy.com

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
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Delivery services

All UK small parcels will be posted with Royal mail 1st Class signed for.

International mails of value over £20 will be sent via Royal mail tracked services with insurance. The cost of post and package reflects this service.

For more expensive products, we will post with UPS or other express services. Please refer to individual products for more information.

Custom and personalised orders

We are happy to take commission orders. If you like a particular design but want it in a different colour scheme, or the item that you like is sold out, please feel free to contact us.

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