Culture, Experience, Gourmet,

Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri – a big festival celebrating a 300-year anniversary!

Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

Every Japanese shrine has its own festivals to honor their gods. Because there are so many shrines in Japan you can easily imagine the large number of festivals that take place every year throughout the whole country. Many of these festivals have a history that goes back over hundreds of years. In fall you can still see the tradition of “mikoshi”, portable shrines that are being carried around town.

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Experience,

HOW TO ENJOY JAPANESE CULTURE: POTTERY

People from all over the world come to the “Shirogane Ceramic Art School” because you can take trial lessons in English here. Your teacher will show and explain everything, so you don’t have to worry if you are a beginner!
In our video we made Japanese tableware: rice bowls (chawan) and Japanese teacups (yunomi). It takes about 1 month to finish the pottery. But since they will ship your works to your home country it’s no problem if you don’t have the time to pick them up.
Why don’t you try to do Japanese pottery while in Japan?

Shirogane Ceramic Art School
Tokyo, Minato-ku, Shirokane 5-13-4
HP: http://www.sirokanetougei.com/en/home.html


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Culture, Experience,

The perfect souvenir from Japan

陶芸教室

When traveling to another country, there are so many places to see and so many great things to buy – leaving you feeling a little overwhelmed. The past few years I realized that the greatest memories of a trip are those moments you interacted with the locals and the best souvenirs are those that you are personally attached to. Try out creating the ultimate memory and souvenir?

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