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Incense Making Workshop in Awaji-shima

Incense Making Workshop in Awaji-shima - Awaji, Japan

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Awaji, Japan

From USD
$39.85

*PLAN NAME

Incense Making Workshop in Awaji-shima

*OUTLINE

Let’s make your own incense!
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced to Japan along with Buddhism.
Why don’t you enjoy making incense in Awaji Island, which produces the most incense in Japan?
You can choose not only fragrances but also colors and shapes you like, and enjoy your original incense making.

*PLAN DETAILS

1. About Incense
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced into Japan along with Buddhism.
Incense also means the art of incense-burning.
We can enjoy smelling its natural fragrance produced by burning an aromatic tree, such as ‘kyara (aloeswood )’, ‘jinko (agarwood )’and ‘byakudan (sandalwood).
At that time when incense was brought into Japan, the purpose of using incense was to purify a human body and drive away something evil, so it had a religious meaning.
Later, incense came to be used by ordinary people in their daily life.
And nowadays people often use it as part of aromatherapy for the purpose of relaxing themselves and getting rid of their stress.

2 ... More info ›

*PLAN NAME

Incense Making Workshop in Awaji-shima

*OUTLINE

Let’s make your own incense!
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced to Japan along with Buddhism.
Why don’t you enjoy making incense in Awaji Island, which produces the most incense in Japan?
You can choose not only fragrances but also colors and shapes you like, and enjoy your original incense making.

*PLAN DETAILS

1. About Incense
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced into Japan along with Buddhism.
Incense also means the art of incense-burning.
We can enjoy smelling its natural fragrance produced by burning an aromatic tree, such as ‘kyara (aloeswood )’, ‘jinko (agarwood )’and ‘byakudan (sandalwood).
At that time when incense was brought into Japan, the purpose of using incense was to purify a human body and drive away something evil, so it had a religious meaning.
Later, incense came to be used by ordinary people in their daily life.
And nowadays people often use it as part of aromatherapy for the purpose of relaxing themselves and getting rid of their stress.

2. Let’s choose colors!
Today, you can enjoy wonderful fragrances expressing a variety of natural elements such as seasonal flowers and plants, water and air, the sun, and rain.
First, choose the color of incense expressing fragrance!
Then, knead the incense with an earthenware mortar.
Don’t worry as it’s easy!
Our instructors will show you the process, so just follow their instructions and enjoy the process!

3. Choose whatever fragrance you like, and take the incense out of the mold!
Choose whatever fragrance you like, and then cut out the incense with a mold.
You can make flower-shaped incense, a heart-shaped and more as you like.

4. Let’s burn the incense.
You can take about 10 pieces of your favorite incenses home.
The incense will become solid and be completed in about a week, so please look forward to it.
Light the incense and let thin smoke rise in the air.
Put the incense on the plate and enjoy the fragrance.
The smoke of incense has relaxing effects, so it would be nice to put it in the entrance and the bathroom.

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Work with our incense artisans in Awaji-shima

Work with our incense artisans in Awaji-shima - Awaji, Japan

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Awaji, Japan

From USD
$39.85

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Work with our incense artisans in Awaji-shima

*OUTLINE

Let’s make senko, an incense stick, with our artisans!
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced to Japan along with Buddhism.
Why don’t you enjoy making incense in Awaji Island, which produces the most incense in Japan?
Senko is a kind of incense and a long slender stick.
We would like you try your hand at making an incense, which is very difficult even for artisans.

*PLAN DETAILS

1.  About Incense
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced into Japan along with Buddhism.
Incense also means the art of incense-burning.
We can enjoy smelling its natural fragrance produced by burning an aromatic tree, such as ‘kyara(aloeswood )’, ‘jinko(agarwood )’and ‘byakudan (sandalwood).
At that time when incense was brought into Japan, the purpose of using incense was to purify a human body and drive away something evil, so it had a religious meaning.
Later, incense came to be used by ordinary people in their daily life.
And nowadays people often use it as part of aromatherapy for the purpose of relaxing themselves and getting rid of their stress.

2. Let’s start making senko incense with our artisans
Senko, an incense stick, is shaped like a long slender stick, so that senko’s burning time lasts longer, and its fragrance can be enjoyed for a long time.
In the workshop, you can enjoy the process of making senko with our incense artisans.
Senko is solid, long and slender, but fresh senko is very soft like clay.
You need to work with care in order to make a beautiful straight-shaped senko!

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Work with our incense artisans in Awaji-shima

*OUTLINE

Let’s make senko, an incense stick, with our artisans!
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced to Japan along with Buddhism.
Why don’t you enjoy making incense in Awaji Island, which produces the most incense in Japan?
Senko is a kind of incense and a long slender stick.
We would like you try your hand at making an incense, which is very difficult even for artisans.

*PLAN DETAILS

1.  About Incense
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced into Japan along with Buddhism.
Incense also means the art of incense-burning.
We can enjoy smelling its natural fragrance produced by burning an aromatic tree, such as ‘kyara(aloeswood )’, ‘jinko(agarwood )’and ‘byakudan (sandalwood).
At that time when incense was brought into Japan, the purpose of using incense was to purify a human body and drive away something evil, so it had a religious meaning.
Later, incense came to be used by ordinary people in their daily life.
And nowadays people often use it as part of aromatherapy for the purpose of relaxing themselves and getting rid of their stress.

2. Let’s start making senko incense with our artisans
Senko, an incense stick, is shaped like a long slender stick, so that senko’s burning time lasts longer, and its fragrance can be enjoyed for a long time.
In the workshop, you can enjoy the process of making senko with our incense artisans.
Senko is solid, long and slender, but fresh senko is very soft like clay.
You need to work with care in order to make a beautiful straight-shaped senko!

3. Finishing
Dry up the fresh senko for about an hour, and then the work is done.
Most Japanese people don’t know how to make senko!
We would really like you to enjoy this valuable senko making experience!

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Scent bag making workshop in Awaji-shima

Scent bag making workshop in Awaji-shima - Awaji, Japan

Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Awaji, Japan

From USD
$39.85

*PLAN NAME

Scent bag making workshop in Awaji-shima

*OUTLINE

Scent bag making workshop!
Enjoy carrying your favorite fragrance with you anywhere you go♪
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced to Japan along with Buddhism.
Why don’t you enjoy making incense in Awaji Island, which produces the most incense in Japan?
You can make your original scent bag by mixing your favorite fragrances and putting it in Kinchaku, a Japanese-style drawstring bag♪
The size of the bag is suitable for carrying about with you, so you can feel relaxed with the fragrance when you are tired.

*PLAN DETAILS

1. Enjoy making incense in Awaji Island!
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced into Japan along with Buddhism.
Incense also means the art of incense-burning.
We can enjoy smelling its natural fragrance produced by burning an aromatic tree, such as ‘kyara(aloeswood )’, ‘jinko(agarwood )’and ‘byakudan (sandalwood).
At that time when incense was brought into Japan, the purpose of using incense was to purify a human body and drive away something evil, so it had a religious meaning.
Later, incense came to be used by ordinary people in their daily life.
And nowadays people often use it as part of aromatherapy for the purpose of relaxing themselves and getting rid of their stress.

2 ... More info ›

*PLAN NAME

Scent bag making workshop in Awaji-shima

*OUTLINE

Scent bag making workshop!
Enjoy carrying your favorite fragrance with you anywhere you go♪
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced to Japan along with Buddhism.
Why don’t you enjoy making incense in Awaji Island, which produces the most incense in Japan?
You can make your original scent bag by mixing your favorite fragrances and putting it in Kinchaku, a Japanese-style drawstring bag♪
The size of the bag is suitable for carrying about with you, so you can feel relaxed with the fragrance when you are tired.

*PLAN DETAILS

1. Enjoy making incense in Awaji Island!
Around the 6th century, incense was introduced into Japan along with Buddhism.
Incense also means the art of incense-burning.
We can enjoy smelling its natural fragrance produced by burning an aromatic tree, such as ‘kyara(aloeswood )’, ‘jinko(agarwood )’and ‘byakudan (sandalwood).
At that time when incense was brought into Japan, the purpose of using incense was to purify a human body and drive away something evil, so it had a religious meaning.
Later, incense came to be used by ordinary people in their daily life.
And nowadays people often use it as part of aromatherapy for the purpose of relaxing themselves and getting rid of their stress.

2. Choose your favorite Kinchaku bag made of Nishijin-ori textile fabric!
Nishijin-ori, which has been produced for about 1,500 years in Kyoto, is a famous textile fabric.
First, you can choose your favorite Nishijin-ori Kinchaku from alternatives with a wide variety of colors and patterns.
Enjoy choosing traditional patterns and fabrics of Nishijin-ori.

3. Mix your favorite fragrances!
We provide eight kinds of fragrances.
You can choose a fragrance you like from the choices.
Of course, you can mix some of your favorite ones!
What is the fragrance of the sea?
What about a forest or the sky?
It would be a lot of fun to think about a theme for the scent bag♪
Enjoy creating your favorite fragrance.
After your favorite fragrance is decided, put the fragrance into the scent bag and close the bag.

4. Take your scent bag home with you!
Now you have got your favorite scent bag♪
It is a fashionable and compact bag, so you can carry it anywhere you go.
Your favorite fragrance from the bag makes you feel relaxed anytime.
It is also great for a souvenir.

We really look forward to your next visit!

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Genuine tea ceremony experience plan

Genuine tea ceremony experience plan - Itami, Japan

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Itami, Japan

From USD
$66.42

*PLAN NAME

Genuine Tea Ceremony Experience Plan     

*OUTLINE

Learn the traditional tea ceremony and feel the Japanese spiritual world.  You can try making tea by yourself.  Our teas are named after their respective production areas.  So you will see where the teas are from and their characters.  It is our belief that good tea is grown in fertile land.  We make every effort to grow some of our teas organically without using pesticide.  We take pride in our teas and tea utensils.  Please have a look.  

* The staff in kimono will make tea. Enjoy photo session with the tea instructor wearing kimono.  This will be great for Instagram!

*PLAN DETAILS           

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*PLAN NAME

Genuine Tea Ceremony Experience Plan     

*OUTLINE

Learn the traditional tea ceremony and feel the Japanese spiritual world.  You can try making tea by yourself.  Our teas are named after their respective production areas.  So you will see where the teas are from and their characters.  It is our belief that good tea is grown in fertile land.  We make every effort to grow some of our teas organically without using pesticide.  We take pride in our teas and tea utensils.  Please have a look.  

* The staff in kimono will make tea. Enjoy photo session with the tea instructor wearing kimono.  This will be great for Instagram!

*PLAN DETAILS           

1. Welcome to MIDORI-EN! 
A briefing is given on the basic background and manners of tea ceremony, the history of MIDORI-EN and the decoration of the tea room. 

2. Demonstration 
Listen to the lecture on the origin and the spirit of the tea ceremony and watch the demonstration of making Usucha (weaktea.)   Please have Japanese confections. 

3. Tea ceremony experience 
Now it's your turn to make tea.  Please try to sit in the correct manner on a Japanese tatami mat, if possible.

4. Photo time 
Try easy-to-wear kimono and take photos.  This is all for the experience.  We are looking forward to seeing you again.

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Learn the art of self-defense of samurai in the Edo Period from the acting master of Tendo-ryu

Learn the art of self-defense of samurai in the Edo Period from the acting master of Tendo-ryu - Itami, Japan

Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Itami, Japan

From USD
$53.13

*PLAN NAME

(Koryu Naginata)Learn the art of self-defense of samurai in the Edo Period from the acting master of Tendo-ryu

*OUTLINE         

Itami City has the headquarters of All Japan Naginata Federation and SHUBUKAN, a private dojo with 200 years of  history.  Itami is attracting attention as the center of Naginata.  Why not immerse yourself in the world of a popular animation "Asahinagu"?  Not only adult men but also school child, junior-high, high school and college students, workers and homemakers can enjoy practicing Naginata, holding the Naginata longer than their heights.  Learn the culture of Naginata, Japanese classical martial art along with Kendo and Judo.  Also you can feel the spiritual world by acquiring the basics.  Wear dougi (Naginata uniform) and take photos! 

*PLAN DETAILS           

1. Welcome to SYUBUKAN 

Change into dougi (Naginata uniform.)  Have a briefing of the background and rules of Naginata, the history of dojo and rules of the facility. 

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*PLAN NAME

(Koryu Naginata)Learn the art of self-defense of samurai in the Edo Period from the acting master of Tendo-ryu

*OUTLINE         

Itami City has the headquarters of All Japan Naginata Federation and SHUBUKAN, a private dojo with 200 years of  history.  Itami is attracting attention as the center of Naginata.  Why not immerse yourself in the world of a popular animation "Asahinagu"?  Not only adult men but also school child, junior-high, high school and college students, workers and homemakers can enjoy practicing Naginata, holding the Naginata longer than their heights.  Learn the culture of Naginata, Japanese classical martial art along with Kendo and Judo.  Also you can feel the spiritual world by acquiring the basics.  Wear dougi (Naginata uniform) and take photos! 

*PLAN DETAILS           

1. Welcome to SYUBUKAN 

Change into dougi (Naginata uniform.)  Have a briefing of the background and rules of Naginata, the history of dojo and rules of the facility. 

2. About bowing 

Everything begins and ends with bowing in martial arts.  Have a lecture about the meanings of the manners and pay respect to them. 

3. The practice of  Kata

We like to share the goal of the training.  You will try a Kata called "Ichimonji no ran. "  Ichimonji no ran refers to the Arrow-cutting technique, the basic of Tendō-ryū.   

4. The final practice 

As the final practice, you will be video-taped to check the Kata. 

5. Get the certificate 

Get a certificate and take a picture with the master.  This is all for the experience.  We are looking forward to seeing you again.

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Be a Japanese samurai! Learn the spirit of the martial arts!

Be a Japanese samurai!  Learn the spirit of the martial arts! - Itami, Japan

Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Itami, Japan

From USD
$53.13

*PLAN NAME 

Be a Japanese samurai!  Learn the spirit of the martial arts! 

*OUTLINE

SYUBUKAN dojo was established in 1786.  We keep the basics of Japan's traditional culture of  Kendō, Naginata and Iaidō.  Through the training, we have developed instructors to train the body and the mind of the youth.  We respect the manners of martial arts as the saying goes "Everything begins and ends with bowing."  We provide training to people who like to be competent in both literary and military arts.  Also we will contribute to the development of martial arts, and the peace of the local community.  Learn the culture of  Kendo, a traditional Japanese martial art, and you can feel the spiritual world by acquiring the basics.  Wear dougi (Kendo uniform) and take photos! 

*PLAN DETAILS           

1. Welcome to SHUBUKAN 

Change into dougi (Kendo uniform.)  Have a briefing of the background and rules
of Kendo, the history of dojo and rules of the facility. 

2 ... More info ›

*PLAN NAME 

Be a Japanese samurai!  Learn the spirit of the martial arts! 

*OUTLINE

SYUBUKAN dojo was established in 1786.  We keep the basics of Japan's traditional culture of  Kendō, Naginata and Iaidō.  Through the training, we have developed instructors to train the body and the mind of the youth.  We respect the manners of martial arts as the saying goes "Everything begins and ends with bowing."  We provide training to people who like to be competent in both literary and military arts.  Also we will contribute to the development of martial arts, and the peace of the local community.  Learn the culture of  Kendo, a traditional Japanese martial art, and you can feel the spiritual world by acquiring the basics.  Wear dougi (Kendo uniform) and take photos! 

*PLAN DETAILS           

1. Welcome to SHUBUKAN 

Change into dougi (Kendo uniform.)  Have a briefing of the background and rules
of Kendo, the history of dojo and rules of the facility. 

2. About bowing 

 Everything begins and ends with bowing in martialarts.  Have a lecture about the
meanings of the manners and pay respect to them. 

3. Enbu (demonstration) 

Watch the demonstration of "Kata" and get the image of the goal of the training. 

4. Training/practice 

After 50-minutes training and practice, you can hit the opponent wearing the face protector. 

5. The final practice 

 As the final practice, you will be video-taped to check the Kata. 

6. Get the certificate 

Get a certificate and take a picture with the master.  This is all for
theexperience.  We are looking forward to seeing you again. 
*You will get a tenugui (towel for headband) as a present.

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