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Traditional culture experience program for foreign visitorsJapanese flower arrangement (Ikebana), Edo Sashimono, Kimono dressing

Let's enjoy and experience Japanses traditional culture in the Hama-rikyu Gardens.

The experimental program of Japanese flower arrangement (Ikebana), Edo Sashimono and Kimono dressing. will be held at the Hama-rikyu Gardens for foreign visitors. This is a valuable opportunity to come in contact with traditional culture in a Japanese traditional garden well-known as a “metropolitan oasis.” Guidance is available in English and we will hand out the manual in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.

The program change announcement due to the rainy weather

The experience program of Kimono dressing has been cancelled for October 22 at Hama-rikyu Gardens.
Please understand in advance that parts of the program (Flower arrangement・Edo Sashimono) may be changed or cancelled due to sudden weather changes. We will also post information on any changes or cancellations on this website.

October 21 (Sat), October 22 (Sun) 2017
Outdoor Booths in Hama-rikyu Gardens
1-1, Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0046
Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by
Tokyo Metropolitan Tea Ceremony / Flower Arrangement Federation(Japanese flower arrangement)
Edo Sashimono cooperative association(Edo Sashimono)
The Cultural Foundation for Promoting the National Costume of Japan(Kimono dressing)

[ Japanese flower arrangement (Ikebana) ]

We carry out explanation about Japanese flower arrangement called “Kado or Ikebana” and you can experience it. After the instructor arranged flowers as sample, the participant arranges flowers each along the sample. After the workshop, you can take a picture and take flowers home with you.

11:00〜/13:00〜/14:00〜 *40 mins
60 per day
Advance application not required

[ Edo Sashimono ]

Sashimono, the art of traditional Japanese joinery, refers to the creation of items used in everyday life, such as boxes, shelves, desks and dressers, by using a woodworking ruler to measure boards and then fitting them snugly together. In this workshop, we will use these techniques to make wooden chopsticks.

10:30〜/11:30〜/13:30〜/14:30〜/15:30〜 *40 mins
40 per day
Advance application not required

[ Kimono dressing ]

Once dressed, you will be able to walk around Hama-rikyu Gardens in Japanese clothes which are furisode(long-sleeved kimono), casual kimono for female, monpuku(crested kimono) for male and kimono for children.

100 per day
Advance application not required

* The program contents may be subject to change.

Arts Council Tokyo,
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation
for History and Culture