Programme 2022

18,20&23 Jul19:00-21:00 / Kera

Origami and Tanzaku Workshop

free of charge

Origami and Tanzaku Workshop by Shizuka Hariu

This summer, Giortes Rokkas meets the most romantic Japanese tradition through the workshops of Shizuka Hariu!

The internationally renowned artist will introduce us to the art of Origami and Tanzaku.

Tanabata, also known as the Festival of Stars, is considered the most romantic holiday in Japan: the Japanese write their wishes on long, colorful pieces of paper (tanzaku) which are then hung from branches. Tanabata means “the seventh night”. Together we will celebrate the Japanese tradition, as well as the legends and traditions of Rokka and Kera. We will create wonderful paper figures and write our wishes on colorful strips of paper, symbolizing our reunion this year. Tanzaku’s colors are inspired by the “Theory of 5 Elements” (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water) and each one has its own special symbolism.


Rokka and Kera villages are located in the northwest of the Prefecture of Chania, in the Municipality of Kissamos, 12 km from Kissamos, 39 km from Chania and 55 km from Chania airport. Following the E65 National Road from Chania to Kissamos, and turning to the Nopigia to Kera – Rokka hub, you will not have difficulty finding us. Giortes Rokkas area in Kera is located next to the church in the center of the village, on the main road from which you will come.