Kamikiri (Paper Cutting Art) Workshop
On February 8, the Maple Program invited Master Niraku Hayashiya and his
protege, Hachiraku, to hold a Kamikiri (paper cutting art) workshop, in
which 25 students from Maple Program and 2 students from J Program
participated on the Zoom call.
In the morning, the students learned about Kamikiri and considered the
skills required for it through one-stroke drawings. Each group then thought
up a challenging theme.
In the afternoon, Master Niraku and Hachiraku, gave a Kamikiri performance.
They selected 紙切りの紙切り, マスク美人, コロナウイルス, 悲しいクジャク, 喧嘩する人 from the themes the
students had thought up in the morning. At the end of the day, the students
cut out the shapes of a rabbit and a cat.
The Master clearly explained Kamikiri to the students, who had a fun time
and deepened their understanding of the traditional Japanese performing art