Kimekomi Doll Workshop

Bring your own beloved traditional kimekomi doll to life.

What will I learn in this class?
Popularized by 18th-century Kyoto priests, the kimekomi doll is yet another beautiful example of Japan’s traditional aesthetics. In this class, students will use kimono cloth to decorate a wooden doll frame in a style that both reflects the dolls’ history and exudes personal flair.

Who teaches this class?
Reiko Takahashi made her first kimekomi doll in 1961 and became a licensed kimekomi doll maker from Tokyo Koto Ningyo Gakuin in 1965. Takahashi has taught kimekomi techniques for decades at schools throughout Tokyo, and her work has won acclaim and awards in various traditional crafts exhibitions.


  • Oct 8, 15 & 22
  • 10am–12pm
  • Beate Sirota Gordon and Haru Reischauer classrooms
  • ¥9,000 (materials fee: ¥6,000)
  • Cancellation deadline: Sep 30


  • By registering, Members accept the inherent risks in activities where social distancing requirements cannot be followed, and they agree not to hold the Club liable in the case of injury, illness or contraction of COVID-19 during these activities.