[ Updated on 19th August ]
The content of the Half Day Tour on October 27 will be change from watching Kabuki to "Rakugo."
October 26 --1 Day Tour--
(Lunch / Free time)
The Tokyo Skytree has become the new symbol of Tokyo. It is the 634m radio tower built in 2012.
Asakusa Sensoji-temple is one of the oldest temple in Tokyo. As there are many foreign visitors stopping by every year, it is loved by people all around the world.
|Shunkaen BONSAI Museum
Opened in April of 2002, this is a unique museum full of bonsai. You can see all the secret of the beauty of it's artwork.
*The photo of the bonsai is an image.
|Ginza (Lunch / Free time)|
You can enjoy shopping through the Ginza area which has numerous designer brand shops and fashion boutiques!
October 27 --Half Day Tour--
[ Updated on 19th August ]
* with no lunch
2:30 – 3:30pm
|< Rakugo >
Rakugo is a comic storytelling art that has been entertaining the Japanese for over 400 years and is still widely popular in Japan today. You would enjoy the interesting stories(Rakugo) with laughing at the "Yose" theater in Tokyo.
Someta Hayashiya was born in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture. After
graduating from Kansai University, he was apprenticed to Somemaru Hayashiya IV. Currently he is based in Tenma Tenjin Hanjotei in Osaka, and appeared on nationwide rakugo show, television and radio.
And he won a Grand Champion at the young rakugo performer’s contest.
On the other hand, he is good at English, Spanish and French rakugo. He performed in New York, Seattle, Atlanta, London, Spain, France and Mexico.
- English Rakugo show in the USA, Canada, the UK, Taiwan, Korea, etc.
- Performed before the 14th Dalai Lama, supreme leader of Tibetan Buddhism.
- Performed before Ian James Thorpe, world-famous Australian swimming star.
- English Rakugo course at Stanford University.
- The first champion of "Hanjo-tei Dream Jumbo Contest Grand Championship 2011".
- Spanish Rakugo show at Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Spain with an audience of 1,300.
English Rakugo Program
- This is Rakugo (Rakugo workshop)
- English Rakugo "The Zoo"
- English Rakugo "The Magic Tea Leaves"
- Nankin Tamasudare (The bamboo blind show) workshop
Thursday, October 27 Japanese Culture Experience Program
|Venue||Prince Hall (Exhibition Site) on the 5th floor of Shinagawa Prince Hotel|
|< Edo-Furin (wind-bell) Painting Experience >|
You can enjoy painting a Japanese wind-bell (known as Furin/風鈴*)! This Furin is called the Edo-Furin, which is traditionally made from the Edo era. Each Furin is made by hand one by one, which makes a different sound. Please select your favorite Furin and paint the one and only design!
* "風 Fu" means wind, "鈴 Rin" means bell.
|< Furoshiki Cloth Wrapping >|
You can experience the magical features of furoshiki cloth, only a piece of which wraps anything in any shape. "Furoshiki" is a piece of cloth exclusively used for wrapping. In Japan, this cloth has been used to carry kimonos or wrap gifts since ancient times.
After studying the history of furoshiki, you can learn how to wrap a gift box or a bottle. Beautifully patterned furoshiki is available as a free souvenir.
* This is a photo image. Please acknowledge that the actual situation may differ from this.