Otafest – May 18 – 20, 2018
Tsumami Zaiku – The Art & Craft of Kanzashi
Sunday, May 20, 2018 3:00PM in Telus 103

Ganbatte Con – July 21 & 22, 2018
Tsumami Zaiku – The Art & Craft of Kanzashi
Sunday, Julyy 22, 2018 at 10:00AM in Panel Room 2 / Gallery B
Artist Alley Booth #19

SaskExpo – September 15 & 16, 2018
Artist alley table location to be confirmed

I make regular appearances across western Canadian conventions, festivals and faires as a vendor, but I also give presentations on the history, motifs & themes, and creation of tsumami kanzashi.

My presentations are roughly 45 minutes long and include a short powerpoint, question and answer period, demonstration of tsumami craft, and an interactive portion where people can try on pieces from my kanzashi collection – pieces made both by myself and purchased from kanzashi artisans and shops in Kyoto. I usually bring a mirror and an instax camera so people can get a polaroid of themselves with kanzashi if they wish. I also do a small door prize/random draw that all who attend the presentation can enter.

If you would like to invite me to give a presentation at your convention, festival, or cultural center, you can reach out to me by e-mail at