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Japanese flower-arranging is a time-honored tradition, and herbariums are the newest—and trendiest—form to learn. Make your own bottled flower display during this relaxing, hands-on workshop, located in the heart of cutting-edge Jiyugaoka. Choose your own colorful blossoms and get two complimentary glass bottles to fill with blooming designs. Upgrade to add a scented perfume to your bottle, and enjoy a post-workshop cup of tea.
If you want to learn about Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement, there can be no better place than Ikebono, the oldest and largest school of Ikebana, founded in the 15th century. Led by a professional flower arranger, the lesson introduces you to flower arranging techniques and, after watching a demonstration, you get hands on experience doing it yourself. At the end, you can take your arrangement home with you.
Take a break from hectic city life for a day with this jade carving experience in Tokyo. In a small group of no more than five people, you can design your own piece of jade then observe as a jade carver and jade sculptor with over 38 years of experience carefully carves your unique design into a stone of your choice. Later, it's hands on as you do all the hand finishing work yourself and transform your design into your very own work of art.
Learn the art of Japanese flower arrangement during this hands-on class. Along with taiko drumming and tea ceremonies, ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging, is a cornerstone tradition in the culture. Taking cues from Buddhist principles, the art form is typically done in silence in order to meditate on the beauty of nature. In the class, you will be able to select flowers and a vase and try ikebana on your own.
Craft your own miniature wishing doll during this fun daruma workshop. Learn about these traditional Japanese good luck charms—a round-shaped doll modeled on the Zen Buddhism’s founder, Bodhidharma—and create your own at a beautiful Jindaiji Temple. Carefully select the doll’s colors and a cloth for the daruma’s meditation cushion. Enjoy Japanese tea and snacks—they’re included in the workshop—and take your doll home in a drawstring bag.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join this 1-hour workshop to make your original scented omamori, a Japanese lucky charm, at a quiet temple surrounded by nature. This is an intimate small group experience led by the wife of the head priest of Gionji, a temple in Tokyo's Chofu City with more than 1000 years of history. Blend different kinds of incense to make your favorite scent and create an omamori bag that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. You can either make one for yourself, or for someone you love and give it to them as a heartfelt gift.
Discover a new side of Japanese culture with this music-focused experience in Tokyo. Learn about traditional Japanese instruments including the Tsugaru shamisen and the Okinawa sanshin. Listen to a live performance by the lecturer, a professional musician.
Travelers looking for a fun indoor activity can look no further than this glass bead-making class. An instructor specializing in traditional Japanese glass-making helps you burn glass to create your own patterned beads in about an hour. Plus, travelers with families can have children who are ten years old or above participate with them.
Learn about the craft of rattan weaving during this workshop in Saitama. Travel outside the heart of central Tokyo by train to try your hand at weaving a pair of rattan coasters. Get advice from a guide including step-by-step instructions. No prior experience is necessary. Browse the rattan shop after the workshop for expertly crafted pieces.
With this plan you can experience Japanese traditional ikebana (flower arrangement) located in the sacred place for subcultures Nakano only 10 min. from JR Shinjuku station.Among the many schools of ikebana, this classroom cherishes the sensitivity of living beings and also arranging flowers with your own free interpretation. All the flowers, vase, and tools can be used free of charge. Feel free to join the experience empty-handed.
First of all, please check Instagram: #wasabijppottery #wasabijpwe are "wasabi experience project"This project provides Japan's carefully selected superb experiences.Engage in a fun, creative activity at a craft studio in Kawaguchi City, Saitama, where many artists and craftspeople flock to work on their creations. Fire up your imagination and create your own original Japanese-style tea bowl by engraving patterns and pressing various molds on the surface of a pre-shaped tea bowl. After the crafting session, enjoy some snacks with tea served in tea bowls masterfully crafted by our talented instructors. This is a perfect introduction to the world of ceramic art for beginners as all of our instructors are award-winning female potters who will guide you through every step of the process.
First of all, please check Instagram: #wasabijpwashi #wasabijpWashi is traditional Japanese paper made with unique tesuki techniques, a manual process of producing paper using fibers of the kozo tree(paper mulberry). In this workshop, you can experience the time-honored tesuki washi making techniques and make your own washi paper with step-by-step instructions from a seasoned washi craftsman. Our washi paper exclusively uses natural materials indigenous to Japan, which lends a rustic and warm charm to it. Enjoy the unique experience and bring your handmade washi home as a memento of your trip to Japan.
Enjoy the traditional Japanese craft of [Somemono]. Won't you enjoy the Japanese craft of somemono? This time you can make a stole , a an object that is very popular in Japan. Turn it for example into a motif of natural flowers and leaves, somemono can change depending on the way how it is made. In this experience you will use a cutting-edge experience called [Sachisome] where you do not use fire or water. Please try this special experience with teachers that will teach you everything about the Japanese culture of somemono.
Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets often served with Japanese tea, and known for their delicate tastes, as well as artistic appearances. Join this 1-hour class and learn the techniques of wagashi making from the chief chef of a long-established wagashi shop at a quaint old house in Tokyo. In this class, you can make a couple of nature-inspired nerikiri, a kind of wagashi made from shiro-an, sweet white bean paste and gyuhi, a soft mochi. Enjoy an authentic Japanese experience while trying your hand at the delicate art of wagashi making.
First of all, please check Instagram: #wasabijpdoll #wasabijpwe are "wasabi experience project"This project provides Japan's carefully selected superb experiences.Daruma dolls are round-shaped dolls that have long been loved by the Japanese as good luck charms that help realize people’s wishes. In this one-hour workshop, you can create your original colorful daruma doll. Choose your favorite fabric, cut and paste it onto the daruma’s body, and paint a face on it. As daruma and fabrics are two of Chofu’s main specialties, this makes a perfect souvenir of your visit to the city. While waiting for the glue to dry, engage in fun little daruma-themed games or take pictures with a daruma mask on your head. Tea and Daruma Senbei(rice crackers) will also be served at this time. This is a great way to get a quick hands-on experience of Japanese culture while putting your creativity to work.
A perfect opportunity to make an original one of a kind gift that you can take back home to your friends and family. With this experience you will be able to create your very own Japanese character through Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) with special luck design. You will be using a brush pen to create a postcard with your Japanese character design.
With this experience you will be able to play the Taiko (Japanese drum) and wear a Happi (traditional attire for workmen) and look and play the part of a Japanese drummer. You will be taught by the local Taiko group, the Turtle which is based in Fukuoka Prefecture, this group is known to perform at different venues, events, and temples as well. You will learn from the best and the end of this experience you will come out playing the taiko drum like a Japanese drummer.
Will create a fundamental traditional flower style of Sogetsu school with a gentle guide of a professional teacher. Face to flowers, talk to flowers and talk to yourself in a authentic Tatami room. The place is a Ryokan( Japanese Inn) that has 60 years history and you can enjoy the beautiful retro architecture as well as Ikebana. After your creative time, you will enjoy a cup of green tea and Japanese confection together and appreciate your work. After Ikebana experience, a staff of Ryokan will show you a beautiful architecture and you can enjoy a mini-tour of Ryokan. Let's take a beautiful photo in like a movie settings.
Immerse yourself in the culture of tea ceremony at a serene Tokyo temple. Enjoy the hands-on experience of learning wagashi making (traditional Japanese sweets) and preparing matcha (specialty green tea) with an expert guide. Participate in a tea ceremony led by a head priest. An experience for those who prefer to do as well as see.
Create your original silver earrings* under the expert instruction of an experienced Italian-Japanese accessory designer at her studio in the beautiful coastal town of Oiso. Savor lip-smacking homemade Italian dishes with a cup of coffee, personally prepared by the instructor herself, and engage in a fun conversation at the end of the workshop. While you are there, don’t forget to check out the stunning collection of stained glass the studio boasts.*If you prefer making ear clips instead of earrings, the request can be accommodated at extra cost.
【Outline】A new style of paper making that fits the contemporary lifestyle---KAMISUKI. Kamisuki is a method of paper making which you lay kozo bark fibers side-by-side and wait for them to dry up and become a paper. Based on that traditional method, a method called “paper making with a towel” was invented. Copying down the pile fabric of a towel to the paper, a distinct designed washi (Japanese paper) can be made. In this plan, you will make a small-sized LED washi candle using the towel washi paper.【Highlights】You will experience a real Japanese paper making from raw materials, kozo, in the rich natural surroundings located in NishitamaA professional Japanese paper maker will coach you as an instructorA unique method of paper making with a towelYou can make a stylish lamp shade with towel washi paperWashi candle created combining the lamp shade with a small LED lamp can be taken home on the very day.
First of all, please check Instagram: #wasabijppottery #wasabijpwe are "wasabi experience project"This project provides Japan's carefully selected superb experiences.Try your hand at ceramic art in this 2-hour workshop at a craft studio in Kawaguchi City, Saitama, where many artists and craftspeople flock to work on their creations. Create your original ceramic plate by shaping a clay slab on which you can freely engrave patterns and press various molds to express your imagination. After the crafting session, enjoy some snacks with tea served in teacups masterfully crafted by our talented instructors. This is a perfect introduction to the world of ceramic art for beginners as all of our instructors are award-winning female potters who will guide you through every step of the process.
【OUTLINE】A new style of paper making that fits the urban lifestyle---KAMISUKI. You can experience a series of creating washi art, from preparing raw materials for paper to painting a picture without a brush. You will pour colored kozo (mulberry) fibers into a string-framed mold and create a picture. From children to adults---everyone can enjoy this new style of kamisuki.【Highlights】・You will experience a real Japanese paper making from raw materials, kozo, in the rich natural surroundings located in Nishitama・A professional Japanese paper maker will teach you a new technique of paper making different from existing methods・With an ample imagination, you will create your original washi art・You can draw a unique picture using the paper making method, without a brush・You can create a colorful washi paper by pouring colored kozo (mulberry) fibers into the frame.