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Insight Into Art: Origami? Shinto?

2~2½ hours walking tour in English in Tokyo for 1-8 persons.
RESERVATION REQUIRED (reference W14B)

Nice in any season with a blue sky, rain or snow, this walk was our most popular morning/evening walk in Japan from 2013 to April 2014: from France, Israel, Mexico, South Korea, the Philippines and the USA… everybody looked happy!

Feel the Japanese artistic sense through traditional and modern paper-based creations and through diverse religious designs… We will visit a dedicated centre and an exciting Shinto shrine where you may see many types of colourful “Washi” handmade paper, origami, Japanese paper dolls, Asian cut paper, statues of gods and horses, translucent and golden lanterns (wonderful when lit up at night)…

Insight Into Art: Crane-shaped Origami at an origami centre in Tokyo.

Insight Into Art: Statue of the god Ebisu at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo.

Insight Into Art: Roof of a Shinto shrine, statue of a guardian dog and lanterns in Tokyo.

Departure: Hotel Niwa Tokyo in Tokyo from Monday to Friday in May and June 2014.
Recommended starting times: 09:30 and 16:30.

Reservation recommended: 1 day before your tour.

Discount for children: 2.000 yens

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If you love Japanese art, traditions and religion, join “Insight Into Art: Origami? Shinto?” in Tokyo in 2014/2015! If you are lucky, you may even meet a holy horse, Japanese artist or origami master for a paper folding demonstration! An American participant could even try a gorgeous samurai helmet made from paper at the workshop of the origami centre! Unexpectedly, most participants do shopping during this walk, buying beautiful Japanese paper, cute prayer plaques or unique lucky charms…

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INSIGHT INTO JAPANESE ARTS IN TOKYO

1-day private tour in English or French in Tokyo (1-8 persons)

A well-timed, touching and unforgettable artistic experience in Japan! Admire and learn about real samurai swords, kimono dresses, traditional handmade washi paper and origami, paintings and carvings on walls and ceilings, hundreds of Buddhist statues (real masterpieces), Shinto lanterns lit up at night, and the interior of a gorgeous wedding centre with its garden and waterfalls…

We strongly recommend you this unique tour if you are interested in Japanese culture, fine arts, traditional crafts, or even martial arts!

Japanese arts in Tokyo: nature, kimono, washi umbrellas...

Samurai sword in Tokyo.

Shinto lanterns at night in Tokyo.

Departure: From your hotel in Tokyo every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in May and June 2014.
Reservation recommended: 2 business days before your chosen date.
REFERENCE T14B
34.000 yens per group plus 3.000 per person.

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Washi Paper Time

1~1½ hours activity in English in Tokyo for 1-6 persons.
RESERVATION REQUIRED (reference A14B)
 

New afternoon activity started in April 2014 to present wonderful paper “Made in Japan” to foreigners!

Practice traditional Japanese arts on tatami mats with a set of high-quality handmade paper “Washi”. Make a simple object based on “origami” paper folding then create a colourful landscape with Mount Fuji based on “chigiri-e” collage techniques! Fun and interesting for children and adults alike. 1 drink included.

Washi Paper Time in Tokyo: diverse Japanese paper, collage illustrating Mount Fuji...

Gathering: Jimbocho station in Tokyo on Tuesday (14:00) and Thursday (14:00).

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Price: ¥2.500,00

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