Making nuno zori
Nuno Zori are rice straw sandals with fabric straps that used to be typical outdoor footwear in Japan.
In the 21st century, they are often made of kimono fabric and are considered indoor wear. Charming and attractive in a homespun way, they are both comfortable and cute.
Join a fun Japanese home-style cooking class. Learn traditional cooking with local and seasonal vegetable and enjoy chatting with a local while cooking.
The recipe will be different by season.
Calm your inner tumult and find your inner peace with the practice of zazen at Tofukuji Temple. About 30 mins meditation session, you will be urged to suspend all judgmental thinking and let ideas, words, images and thoughts flow through your mind without dwelling on them.
Japanese green tea lesson
Discover the Sasama Green Tea.
Learn not only how to make your own perfect of Japanese tea but also basic knowledge of Japanese Green Tea from tea farmer. Moreover, you can visit tea field or tea factory and see how the process of making green tea.
Wood crafts / Bamboo crafts
You can make your choice of product such as ceramic tool, lanthanum and chopsticks by wood or bamboo.
No experience necessary – Local carpenters will help to make your product so even first- timers can easily enjoy a range of wood/ bamboo craft experiences.
Discover the basics of Japanese calligraphy during a lesson with a local. Learn how to use a calligraphy brush to create an original piece of artwork that you can take home with you as the perfect souvenir.
Test your competences by making handmade soba noodles with the original technic and eat the fruit of your hard labor.