Make your own shrine book and collect stamps from the Seven Lucky Gods #cc1000068
- Discover “washi”, the traditional Japanese ornament paper and how to make it
- Create your own "Goshuin" shrine stamp book and collect stunning calligraphy
- Turn your luck around by hiking along the Seven Gods of Fortune temple route in Shinjuku
3 hour total
2 〜 6
“Tokyo Washi” may be a small organization with only three members, but we have passion for what we do. All the materials for the Japanese paper, or “washi”, are locally sourced.
We are dedicated to showing the world the versatility of washi. Not only do we “make” the paper, but also “grow”, “eat”, and “enjoy” it, and we put a great importance on these four points. Edible washi is a one of a kind experience only we provide. The moving style of paper making is also our specialty.
Although our organization is new, we have confidence that our passion for the craft shows. Washi making in Tokyo has a long history, and we are dedicated to preserving that history and bringing new elements to it as well.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Dive into the world of washi and book making! In this workshop you’ll make your own washi paper shrine stamp book (“Goshuin”), which you can use to remember all your shrine and temple visits. Collecting the unique and ornate stamp marks is an increasingly popular temple hopping activity. This workshop is also a truly rare opportunity to learn how beautiful washi paper is made. The whole experience last about five hours, with two hours dedicated to learning about washi paper and the actual book making process. The remaining three hours is for touring the Seven Lucky Gods’ shrines around Shinjuku. You should expect a lot of walking, with with the full shrine route lasting about 7km (4.3 miles), so it is not recommended for small children. If you wish, you are welcome to take a taxi, however, this is not included in the tour price. The workshop is accessible from Shinjuku station on the Seibu Line and can accommodate up to six people.
Meet your host
Meet your host and receive an explanation about the day.
Learn about washi paper
The host will teach you all about washi paper. She also has information prepared in English.
Choose your favorite washi
Choose your favorite washi paper and create your own original "goshuin" stamp book.
The completed book
Now your book is ready to be filled with stamps!
Temple touring time!
Take a walk with your host to the Seven Lucky Gods temples in Shinjuku. The monks at each temple will sign it in traditional calligraphy, and complete it with a stamp.
You've completed your stamp book!
Congratulations! You've completed your stamp book. Make sure to show it off to all your friends! Finally, enjoy a last chat (and group photo) with your friendly hosts.
(11:00 〜 14:00)
Take the Marunouchi Line to Shinjuku Station. (approx. 20 minutes from Tokyo Station)
2 〜 6
Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days
We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
Included in the Price
Experience, Interpreter, Materials, Insurance
Things to bring
We will have lunch together at a nearby shop. (Lunch is not included in the tour price)
Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.