My First Small Temari Balls


Note: This book is entirely in Japanese language, with no English translation.

Temari (手まり, "hand balls" in Japanese) is a folk art form and Japanese craft, originating in China and introduced to Japan around the 7th century A.D. Balls made from embroidery may be used in handball games and other such similar games like hacky-sack. An accessory with similar appearance, with the addition of a hand-strap (made with either satin cord or ribbon) and a tassel, can serve as an accessory for a kimono; a kimono bag.

This book is an introduction on how to make small temari balls (with diameter of 2-cm) with easy-to-understand photographs and step-by-step instructions.

You can make beautiful, small temari balls with traditional patterns such as with designs of plum, cherry tree, chrysanthemum, dahlia, paper breeze, windmill, etc.

The book further introduces the idea of using temari balls for other accessory items, such as: necklaces, earrings and kanzashi.

Product details:
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Boutique (2018) by Sayo Kihara
Language: Japanese
Book Weight: 300gr