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How to make a Sanuki Kagari Temari?


I just told you about the history of Sanuki Kagari Temari, but I stayed quite vague about the way they are made. This is because I wanted to keep this for today!

Indeed, when we visited Eiko Araki’s workshop in the Sanuki Kagari Temari Hozonkai organization’s office, it was also (and foremost) to see and learn how they were made (康代 did learn, I just watched, took pictures and filmed).


Sanuki Kagari Temari threads

The number of available colors was quite impressive, especially when one knows that they all come from natural dyes made from local plants.


Making a Sanuki Kagari Temari


And, to answer the question in the title, here is a short video:

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Once again, a big thank you to all the members of the organization for welcoming us and being so nice (and patient with me and my camera).


Sanuki Kagari Temari


Sanuki Kagari Temari Hozonkai

Some members of Sanuki Kagari Temari Hozonkai
Eiko Araki is sitting on the right.



康代’s first Sanuki Kagari Temari
(there are rumors that say that since then, one can find them everywhere in the house. I must say that those rumors are not entirely true, there are some shelves that still have empty spaces here and there)



5 thoughts on “How to make a Sanuki Kagari Temari?”

  1. Temari making is very addictive… I am not surprised you are running out of room in your house. I know I have almost run out of places to store all the ones I have made.

    Thanks for your very interesting posts about temari making.

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