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The first international conference on Kumihimo was held in Kyoto 2007 followed by the second and third conferences in Manchester 2012 and Tacoma 2016 expanding the scope over narrow fabrics. The conference is going back to Japan again in 2019. The Kumihimo Society is happy to host the fourth conference in Iga-city, an old Kumihimo town located in the mountainous area between Kyoto and Nagoya.
The venue is at the center of the city where all the important places are in the walking distance, and is particularly convenient for eating and drinking out together in the evening.
A notable event starting at the last day of the Braids 2019 is the Iga Tenjin Festival, an UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.
Exhibition of works for all the participants, together with those of iga Kumihimo artisans, will be displayed at the 200-year old school.
The conference would be a great opportunity for you not only to exchange knowledge with artists and researchers all over the world but to be in touch with the essence of Iga Kumihimo and the Japanese culture.
The pariticipation fees in Japanese Yen, not including materials fee at classes, accommodation and transportation cost outside of Iga-city, are as follows.
Type of cost/registration Basic Daily Bus tour Total
Including... Goodie bag, one Bilingual Proceedings, Welcome wine party, Farewel party, Special free pass for Iga castle, Ninja museum, Danjiri hall, Kumihimo center and Irimajiri house (a samurai's residence) Workshop class, Lunch, Keynote, Evening talk / Bazar, Farewel party One-day bus tour to Nara and lunch (in JPY)
Full registration 5,000 5,000 x 4 5,000 30,000
Half registration + tour 5,000 5,000 x 2 5,000 20,000
Half registraton 5,000 5,000 x 2 - 15,000
Accompanied person

10,000
inclusing Welcome wine party, Farewell party, Evening talk and a Special free pass for Iga castle, Ninja museum, Danjiri hall, Kumihimo center and Irimajiri house (a samurai's residence)

5,000 15,000

Thanks to your provisional registrations, we were able to determine the number of classes and tutors, and negotiated with the nearby three hotels for reduced fares.
Please make your final registration taking account of the conference programme, revised hotel information and the conference participation fees of your choice by 5 August 2018, while the final registraton may be closed earlier when the number of final registrants may reach 180 that is the capaity of the venue. Payment information will be sent to the registrants in due course.

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  4th International Conference on Braids, Iga : 13-18 October 2019