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Shibori Tie-Dye Workshop and Arimatsu City Tour

Take part in a shibori tie-dye workshop in Arimatsu and learn all about this ancient Japanese art from a local guide. The experience starts with a walking tour around the old city, so you can admire its original Edo-era buildings, shop for souvenir shibori art, and visit the Tie-Dyeing Museum. Afterward, you'll head to your workshop to create your very own shibori tie-dye masterpiece. Choose from two options when you book online.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Traditional 'Furoshiki' Art Class in Nagoya

Take home a new skill as well as memories with this traditional Japanese wrapping class in Nagoya. Teaching you the art of furoshiki (wrapping presents in fabric), the class shows you ways to wrap gifts of any shape and size in a classic Japanese style. Shop for fabric near the Fushimi station with a guide, then travel to the Nishiasahi enclave where the class takes place.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Shodo Experience in Nagoya

Make your Nagoya visit into a work of art thanks to this 1.5-hour ‘Shodo’ calligraphy class. Get a step-by-step introduction to this Japanese writing style, practicing the proper posture for your ‘fude’ (brush) and marking your page with ‘bokujyu’ (black ink) to form words like ‘love,’ ‘friend,’ and ‘samurai.’ You’ll leave class with a one-of-a-kind calligraphy souvenir created during your lesson.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Manga Drawing Class in Nagoya

Learn how to draw manga, the Japanese cartoon-style sketches, during a workshop in Nagoya. With a private guide at your side to translate, you'll meet the manga school manager and learn how to use G-pens, screen tone, and other tools to create your very own manga drawing. If time permits at the end of the class, there may be chance for a short tour of the culture-rich Osu shopping arcade, which is nearby.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Japanese Food Sample Making in Nagoya

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the plastic food replicas on display at many Japanese restaurants, try making your own to bring home as a souvenir. Make your own version of tempura using wax, and get a chance to watch the craftspeople who make food replica art in the lab. English speaking guides explain each step of the process.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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Origami Class in Nagoya

Learn to do origami in Nagoya and create your own figures out of washi paper. The ancient Japanese art involves folding paper to make both classic and complex creations, and you'll do it with the help of your own paper folding pro. Make shapes such as the Japanese crane and the star-like kusudama, and take home your origami creations at the end of the class.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Traditional Japanese Drum Experience in Nagoya

Learn the time-honored art of Wadaiko during this hands-on workshop in Japanese drumming, which dates back 250 years. Listen to fascinating background on the history of Kagura, or sacred music in Japan, and learn how drumming has animated Japanese cultural life, from shrines to festivals. Jam along with live flute performances while you test out traditional beats on two different kinds of drums. Then, listen to experienced drummers play.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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