SAORI® Global

Freestyle Weaving for Everyone

SAORI is a contemporary Japanese hand weaving program founded by Misao Jo in the 1960s, intended for everyone to express themselves, regardless of age, gender, ability or intellectual aptitude. 

Introduced in 40 countries across five continents, SAORI is practiced in schools and workshops by adults and children alike for self-expression, creativity, rehabilitation, learning abilities and community. 

Visit to learn more about Misao Jo, founder of SAORI.

SAORI® is a registered trademark of a SAORI organization in Japan. 

Registered SAORI® Weaving Studios

The SAORI Global Network is made up of registered SAORI Weaving Studios where

  1. SAORI weaving classes are offered using SAORI looms, the ideal loom for SAORI weaving,
  2. the instructor is trained in teaching SAORI weaving,
  3. the studio shares the mission of Japan’s SAORI Weaving Studio and SAORI loom manufacturing company (SAORI Co.Ltd. /Sakaiseikisangyo Co. Ltd./SAORI Global. LLC), and promotes the SAORI philosophy for everyone to express themselves freely through weaving. 


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