Art & Design

Demonstration: Making Kiseru Tobacco Pipes with KISERU-YA NOBORU

18, 20 & 21 October 2018, London

Kiseru are Japanese tobacco pipes. Often decoratively carved they were once an important fashion accessory for men during the Edo and Meiji periods in Japan. By 1930 Tsubame-Sanjo had become Japan’s top producer of kiseru; however, as demand shifted from kiseru to paper cigarettes after WWII, kiseru production declined.


Visitors to Japan House will be able to gain a rare insight into the age-old art of kiseru pipe making with a demonstration by the last craftsman producing handmade metal kiseru in Tsubame-Sanjo today, IIZUKA Noboru from the workshop Kiseru-ya Noboru.




Admission Free

*Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis

Thursday 18 October 13:00-14:30, 15:00-16:30
Saturday 20 October 13:00-14:30, 15:00-16:30
Sunday 21 October 13:00-14:30, 15:00-16:30

Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

Japan House