Junko Tateno, Tsumami Craft Artist


  • Started sales of hair accessories for pets on Instagram in 2017.
    Established [Tsumami Craft Atelier Jun] and started making order-made pieces independently.
  • Started sales of ready-made pieces with the online store [BASE] in 2020.
  • Started making artwork along with works for sale in 2021.


April, 2020:
Participated in the Japan Tsumami Zaiku Contest 2020 and received the Calenp Award

October, 2021:
Exhibited works at the 2021 Tsumami Kanzashi Design Award Public Exhibition

April, 2022:
Participated in the Japan Tsumami Zaiku Contest 2021

June, 2022:
Exhibited works at the 11th Discover The One Japanese Art 2022 in Paris.

March, 2023:
Scheduled to appear in the 30th Anniversary Art Catalog “Q.”

Training courses attended


  • Completed basic course
  • Completed one-time course
  • Completed Habutae (silk habotai) course

Member of the Second Class of Miya Hana-Kanzashi School

  • Completed basic course
  • Completed specialized elective transformation course
  • Currently attending specialized course

What is tsumami-zaiku?

What is tsumami-zaiku?

Tsumami-zaiku crafts are designated as one of the traditional crafts of Tokyo, which has been handed down since the Edo period about 200 years ago. These handmade accessories were popular among samurai families and town girls during the Edo period. Tsumami-zaiku was a stylish, lightweight, and affordable souvenir that symbolized Edo.
These crafts are made using tweezers to fold small pieces of cloth and gluing each piece together with wheat-based shofu paste or rice paste.
Today, tsumami crafts are used on stage, in hanamachi (geisha quarters) and on such occasions as Shichi-Go-San festivals, coming-of-age ceremonies, and weddings.
Although unknown as to what kind of route it took, it is said that the popularity of tsumami-zaiku spread across the country during the Meiji period.