Monday, January 2, 2017

Shuri Ryusen Class

When I was in Naha, I took three Okinawan craft classes.  The first was a coral painting class at Shuri Ryusen.  A staff member explained how to do it and I was on my own to do whatever I wanted.  




There were beautiful displays of items for sale in the shop.


After I was finished, I was offered coffee and a sweet in the lobby area.  I'm not sure what the sweet was.  It was a fried dough ball that was very chewy. Like many foods in Japan for me, delicious but unknown. 



When I got home I had to iron the shirt to set the color.  Here is my finished project, which was a gift.



11 comments:

  1. wow Pamela your shirt looks fantastic ,what a lovely day you had.

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  2. That looks like a very interesting class Pamela, you put the paint on the coral and then print onto fabric, is that right? I have just had another look, did you tie the fabric over the coral and paint on top? Which ever way it looks amazing.

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  3. Love that class Pamela! Need to show the idea to a very crafty friend...

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  4. Looks like fun Pamela and a great result too. xx

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  5. How cool!! I love that you added fish. I love that you are so engaged in the Japanese culture.
    Hope you are feeling well and healing.
    xx, Carol

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  6. Oh this is just beautiful work--it came out so beautifully...hugs for a very Happy New Year, Julierose

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  7. Interesting work Pamela, the result is stunning.

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  8. Great finish, all projects should turn out so well!

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  9. That's awesome! There seem to be all kind of interesting techniques in Japan, it makes you wonder what else might be out there in the world!

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  10. Such a great wee tutorial on your day there Pamela, loved the old cooking area in the middle of the shop was this once an old farm house before coming a shop???? So much to see in the shop photo's it must have been like been in Aladdin's Cave! Such a lovely memory and gift you came home with.

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