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Miyajima Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy, and Kimono Experience

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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Wear kimono, Learn etiquette, Tea experience
Experience Miyajima calligraphy, traditional kimono wearing, and a Japanese tea ceremony in this combination class experience.
Highlights
Enjoy this experience in a 300-year-old temple in the beautiful location of Miyajima Island
Dress up in the kimono of your choice and take pictures (we will send you the photos afterward)
Participate in a tea ceremony experience with a demonstrated by an English-speaking guide, also learning how to prepare your own tea
Experience the art of calligraphy, and learn Chinese characters (Japanese "Kanji") and write your name in Hiragana or Katakana (Japanese alphabet) using a traditional brush and ink
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Appreciate the beauty of the island of Miyajima, just across from Hiroshima City in the Seto Inland Sea. Itsukushima (also known as Miyajima) is home to Itsukushima Shrine. Its spectacular red Torii (gate) in the ocean is said to be one of the three most beautiful spots in Japan. Spiritual and humbling, it’s the perfect place to learn about Japanese culture through some of Japan’s traditional activities. This Miyajima Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy, and Kimono Experience is a 1.5 hour immersive cultural experience held in a 300-year-old Japanese temple! Start off with trying on a beautiful Japanese kimono of your choice! Then, take part in a Japanese tea ceremony. Learn about “the way of tea” in Japan (called “Sado”) and try the ritual of preparing and enjoying tea, for yourself! You’ll also learn how to prepare a hot cup of matcha, sipping from ceramics made locally in the Miyajima area. Finally, you’ll embrace the way of writing and try your hand at Japanese calligraphy. You’ll learn techniques and brush strokes using traditional brushes and Sumi ink to write your choice of Chinese character (Japanese “Kanji”) and your name in the Japanese alphabet. Enjoy three different aspects of traditional Japanese culture during this wonderful Miyajima Calligraphy, tea ceremony and experience a lovely day trip from from Hiroshima.
Inclusions
An English-speaking kimono, calligraphy, and tea ceremony instructor
Kimono rental
Tea ceremony utensils, equipment, and ingredients
Calligraphy tools and paint
Hard cylinder to transport your calligraphy home
Exclusions
Transportation to facility
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point is at the experience location on Miyajima Island (Itsukushima). Details will be shared after booking.
Remarks
Please be reminded to come to the experience on time
Experience Location
Sitting just off of Hiroshima City and officially named Itsukushima, Miyajima literally translates to “shrine island” in Japanese, as it’s a small island home to the famous Itsukushima Shinto Shrine. Proudly one of Japan’s three most beautiful views, Itsukushima’s enormous and iconic red torii gate stands tall emerging from the ocean. Miyajima is walkable on foot, and is home to plenty of street food and a number of other religious sites such as Daishoin and Senjokaku. The background of Mount Misen offers leafy hiking trails and a gorgeous view down onto the quaint local town.
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Earliest available date: December 8, 2022
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals