Chochin is a Japanese collapsible lantern traditionally made of washi paper wrapped around a framework of bamboo rings. After purchasing our Chochin Kit follow the master class and create your very own lantern. WATCH CLASS BELOW
About the craftspeople
We've collaborated with Kyo-Chochin Minori, a 6th generation family business specializing in the making of Kyoto-style chochin lanterns. Kyoto-style lanterns have a frame made of bamboo formed into loops that are equally distributed horizontally. When Kyo-Chochin Minori was established, lanterns were still used for lighting, and chochin shops were the equivalent of modern-day electronic stores. Today, there are only two lantern businesses left in Kyoto.