In recognition of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will present “Kanzashi Flower Workshop,” a program on Japanese kanzashi hair ornaments, on Thursday, May 24, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Small Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd. in Sugar Land on the UH campus.
The program is presented by Rebecca Rios, a library staff member whose interest in Japanese culture led her to study geisha for many years. She taught herself how to create kanzashi – the hair ornaments worn by geisha — and began making them two years ago, using various materials.
In this program, Rios will discuss the history and different types of kanzashi, which were often thought to ward off evil spirits. She will provide step-by-step instructions on making kanzashi by folding fabric into beautiful creations that can be worn in the hair.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.