Kitsune Mask WorkshopJoin us to craft a colorful mask modeled on the kitsune of Japanese lore
Cost:$ 25.00 per person
About this experience
Craft yourself a colorful geometric mask modeled on the famous kitsune of Japanese folktales just in time for Halloween!
Participants at our new Kitsune Mask Workshop will hear some of the supernatural lore surrounding kitsune and discuss the basic principles of color theory before putting those teachings into practice. The workshop will be led by Kaz Morihata, an experienced designer and co-founder of Rikumo, and will cover a range of topics:
- A brief history of kitsune in Japanese culture
- The science of color and light perception
- The basic elements of color theory in design
Attendees will then be given all the tools and materials needed to create a vibrant, three-dimensional kitsune mask with help from their instructor. Join us for this fun and educational crafting session, then leave with a custom mask of your own making!
The kitsune is a longstanding fixture in Japanese folklore dating back thousands of years. According to legend, these creatures are foxes that have lived for a century or more, eventually gaining supernatural powers as a result of their long life. Kitsune are traditionally associated with Inari Ōkami, one of the principal deities of the Shinto religion and god of success and prosperity.
A common theme in tales involving kitsune is deception and trickery aimed at evildoers; they often use shapeshifting abilities or powers of illusion to trick the wicked and corrupt into receiving a just punishment. The oldest of these foxes are often depicted as having as many as nine tails, a sign of their immense power and wisdom.
About the Instructor
Kaz Morihata was born and raised in Tokyo before moving to the United States. He holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Architecture degree from UPenn. Before founding the brands Rikumo and Morihata International with his wife, Yuka, Kaz worked for prestigious design and architecture firms in Tokyo, Milan and New York, lending his expertise to projects as diverse as the New York Stock Exchange and Tokyo Midtown.
Saturday, 10/15: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Sunday, 10/21: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Available seats: 12 per session
Duration: 2 hours
Fee: $25 per person
Instructor: Kaz Morihata
All supplies provided.
19 W. Lancaster Ave.