Try your hand at the fascinating Japanese art form of chigirie.

Dating back to the Heian period, this technique involves tearing and cutting handmade paper to create images that resemble watercolor paintings.

While Japanese originally created works that combined chigirie and calligraphy, washi paper alone can produce striking artworks.

Karina Jancewicz is a Tokyo-based visual artist. She holds a degree from the Academy of Fine Art in Poland and has won multiple awards for her chigirie creations. Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Japan.


  • Nov 22
  • 10–12pm
  • Toko Shinoda and Yukiko Maki classrooms
  • ¥2,500 (additional materials: ¥2,500)
  • Non-Connections members are charged an additional registration fee of ¥3,500 (waived for Connections members).
  • Cancellation deadline: Nov 15
  • Contact the Connections Office about class availability after registration has closed.