Experiences

Experience No.1  (Intensive course on Wednesday)

I would like to introduce a Japanese flower arrangement teacher who speaks fluent English.
Her name is Kayoko. She became my partner,
She’d  be happy teaching flower arrangement (Ikebana) in English to foreign people.

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Instructor Kayoko Kondo

Ikebana experience : Basic Moribana Style using a shallow container with Kenzan
(weight with needle)

Schedule

13:30~  Meet at Kachigawa station ticket gate and go to Aki’s house
13:40~14:00  Introduction to the activity. Ikebana demonstration by Kayoko.
14:00~15:00  Experience an ikebana lesson.
15:00~15:30  Tea&sweet break. Instructor’s comment on each ikebana work.
16:00~17:00  Go to soba noodle making lesson
17:00~19:00  Back to Aki’s house, making tempura and noodlesauce,boiling noodle
19:00~20:00 Dinner time
20:00~Send you off to Kachigawa station.

 

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This is an intensive Japanese experience course, but you can experience real Ikebana work and soba noodle making and tempura,noodlesauce cooking. Each cost will be ¥5000 for Ikebana, ¥3000 for soba making, ¥4000 for cooking.  Number of paticipants : 3~4🌸  What to bring: N/A 🌸  The price exclude is train ticket fee.

You can have discount  ¥10000  on Wednesday only.  (half price for children 6years old ~12years old.)

We look forward to seeing you our intensive course!

Ikebana and cooking course available on Thusday too  starting from 14:30pm.

 

 

 Experience No.2   (Nagoya culture)

 Here are artizan in Nagoya.  One is Nagoya Yuzen dyeing craftman,

the other is Nagoya sensu(fan)artist.

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Nagoya Yuzen is a traditional Japanese dyeing technique used to apply patterns and designs to men’s and women’s kimono and textiles.  Kyoto Yuzen is gorgeous.Kaga(Kanazawa)Yuzen uses 5distinct colors with overglaze techniques,Tokyo Yuzen is modern and chic. Nagoya Yuzen is chic,but deeper more somber using minimalistic color.

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Mr.Akatsuka was born in family of Nagoya Yuzen Dyeing Workshop where is succeeding for over 85years. He got prominent awards 5times ever. He dye the patterns using the Ise-katagami stencil. There are about 1000ptterns.

He provides  Nagoya Yuzen dyeing workshop for foreigner.

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Duration:  about 1 hour

Cost:  JPY2500 include material

Access: 6 Okura- town Kita- ward Nagoya- city

There are 2ways to the workshop.

(1)Take subway(Higashiyama-line runs every5mins.) from Nagoya-sta. Transfer at Sakae-sta. to Meijo-line,Get off Shigahondori-sta.(志賀本通駅)It takes 20mins.from Nagoya-station. It takes 3mins walk from Shigahondori-sta.

(2)Take subway(Sakuradori-line runs every10mins)from Nagoya-sta. Transfer at Hisayaodori-sta. to Meijo-line,Get off at Shigahondori-sta.(志賀本通駅)It takes 19mins. from Nagoya-sta. It takes 3mins walk from Shigahondori-sta.

 

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You can experience how to make Nagoya sense from her.

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: JPY1200 include material

Access: SUEHIRODO CO.,LTD

1-1-8 Kikui-town Nishi-ward Nagoya-city

There are 2ways to the workshop.

(1)Take subway(Higashiyama-line runs every5mins.) from Nagoya-sta. Transfer at Fushimi-sta. to Tsurumai-line,Get off Sengen-cho sta.(浅間町駅)It  takes 13mins.from Nagoya-station. It takes 3mins walk from Sengencho-sta.

(2)Take subway(Sakuradori-line runs every10mins)from Nagoya-sta. Transfer at Marunouchi-sta. to Tsurumai-line,Get off at Sengencho-sta.(浅間町駅)It takes 13mins. from Nagoya-sta. It takes 3mins walk from Sengencho-sta.

 

Experience No.3 (Walking in Kimono in  Arimatsu town)

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Her name is Yuri Ogawa who has helped foreign students as a host mother for many years.

A devoted mother ,Yuri tooked care of students from Taiwan,Australia, Mongol, England, Belgian, Italy, Korea, Thailand, Germany.

She can offer wearing kimono for foreigner at cozy her house near Arimatsu old town. You can stroll in Kimono around this town.

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🌸🌸 Duration: 2hours

 🌸 Cost will be JPY5000

 🌸Meet at Kyowa station of  JRTokaido-line.

Please take  JR Tokaido-line bound for Toyohashi,Oobu,Get off  Kyowastation to the east exit.Take track No.1 or No.2 of JR Tokaido-line in Nagoya-station.You can take both.

When you take local train, it takes 20mins by 7stops to Kyowa.(Nagoya→Otoubashi→Kanayama→Atsuta→Kasadera→Oodaka→Minamiodaka→Kyowa)

When you take express train,it takes 12mins by 2stops to Kyowa.(Nagoya→Kanayama→Kyowa)

The price exclude is train ticket fee.   More detail →おもてなし・HANA

 

Experience No.3 (Dressing real silk kimono)

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My friend Hisae attended a kimono dressing school for 2 years. She has specialized in kimono dressing for 30 years. She aims to spread the kimono culture to foreigners so that everyone shares the passion for the unique culture of kimono.

In this activity you can wear a real silk kimono, and be dressed by a professional! Join us for this Japanese cultural experience in Aichi prefecture, not far from Nagoya city!
Meet at the ticket gate of Kachigawa Station (JR Chuo line). It takes 20 minutes from Nagoya station.
We will pick you up to Aki’s house.
Please choose a timeslot from 1-4:
1. 10:30-12:30
2. 13:00-15:00
3. 16:00-18:00
4. 19:00-21:00
After the experience I can offer sweets and Japanese tea.
Please ask in advance about the availability of this activity.     This cost will be  JPY3500!! (Duration:2hours)
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Experience No.5 (Decorating Sushi making)

Decorating sushi is one of the Japanese culinary arts. In addition to this you can make steamed egg custard, Japanese salad and Japanese pickles. Fumie is a close friend of mine who is interested in cross cultural exchange. She speaks fluent English.

Meet at the ticket gate of Kami-Otai Station around 10 am on Tuesday. We’ll walk to Fumie’s house together.
The schedule is as follows:
10:00 – 12:00: making decoration sushi rolls
12:00 – 12:30: eating time
12:30: Send you off to the station.
There are 9 kinds of decorated sushi rolls (Snail, Sea Otter, Pink flower, Snoopy, Totoro, Bird, Octopus, Bear, Minions). You can choose making one of them. This cost will be JPY4000,Duration:2hours and half
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