The Institute launches monthly knitting club to empower women in Japan

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In the light of its 20th anniversary, The Finnish Institute in Japan is announcing a new monthly event: Ompeluseura  –  a knitting club empowering women in Japan. “Ompeluseura” is a Finnish word, referring to women who regularly gather to knit or sew together.

The knitting club is a monthly event where one can knit and socialize. The event is linked to two of the main themes during the Institute’s 20th anniversary: New openings and women’s empowerment. The event is especially catered towards women, aiming to create a safe, comfortable and empowering environment. At each monthly gathering, there will also be a short presentation of an influential Finnish woman.

In addition to women’s empowerment, the event is connected to wellbeing, as knitting has scientifically been proven to have many health benefits such as reducing stress, anxiety, depression and social isolation, lowering blood pressure, as well as improving concentration and memory.

Event info:

  • Monthly knitting club, follow our Facebook page for updates
  • Upcoming events: May 21st, June 11th, August 22nd 
  • Free event, you only need to register in advance
  • The institute provides all material, but you are also welcome to bring your own knitting equipment
  • You do not need to have previous experience in knitting

When: May 21st, 3:00-5:00 PM (register by May 18th)

Where: The Finnish Institute in Japan, 3-5-39 Minamiazabu, Minato, 106-8561 Tokyo


MAX 20 participants

Woman of the month: Finnish art collector and co-founder of Artek, Maire Gullichsen (1907-1990)