We are surrounded by high buildings and mass production which is the result of the industrial development in Japan (1955-73). Historically Japanese were skilled craftsmen and made utensils and daily items by hand using natural materials. The highly developed craftmanship established what is the now recognized "Japanese culture" as Japanese valued.
On this tour we hope you can enjoy the essence of the Japanese sense of humor together with appreciation of delicate handmade works. Although we have few crafts people nowadays, we would like to share the wonderful experience of these special skilled works.
The tour includes
1. The Japanese art Ukiyoe
Ukiyoe is both painting as well as wood block printing that was created in Edo period, in 16c. The subjects are usually Beautiful Japanese ladies in 16c, Kabuki actors, and landscapes in particular Mt.Fuji.
2. Japanese kimono and visits to an antique kimono shop.
Do you know how to design and dye, sew a kimono? Kimono are made by professional craftsman, we hope you will feel their mind.
3. Tasting Japanese Sake
Sake is not one type. There are various kinds of sake, and tastes, also they have interest history and tradition.
(If you don't drink sake, we can provide tea)
||Assemble at En
about Ukiyoe and Kimono’s design at En
Visiting Kimono shop with a explanation
(You can see the traditional Japanese patterns and antique kimono)
Visiting an antique Ukiyoe shop with a explanation
Tasting three kinds of Sakes with a explanation
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Date & Time
Date: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun *Cancellation fee is 100% on the same day