Get Hands-on with Some of Japan’s Oldest Traditional Arts #cc1000062
3 hour total
2 〜 8
Hello, I’m Rui Kouda, a Kyoto native and a“Benibana Kyo Yusen”(Safflower Kimono dyeing) creator. I’ve been in the business of the Japanese craft of dyeing for some 20 odd years. About 10 years ago I was on an Asahi Television program called“Safflower Dream”, in which I joined a few Japanese actresses on a four-month tour across the silk road. From this experience, I learned about Safflower’s deep history and cultural connection to Japan. Now I am a Safflower producer with the aim of promoting, “Safflower’s beauty, deliciousness, and health benefits”. I welcome all visitors to Kyoto to try this authentic Japanese cultural experience not available anywhere else.
WHAT TO EXPECT
What do Kyoto-grown saffron, handmade udon, traditional Japanese drumming, and old temples and shrines have in common? They are all in this workshop! Join Koda Rui, lifetime resident of Kyoto and expert in traditional Kyoto culture as she shows you how to make your own handmade udon (thick Japanese noodles) using real Kyoto safflower, create safflower-dyed fans, and experience traditional Japanese drumming (taiko). Kyoto was the capital city of Japan for more than 1,000 years, and the city’s legacy of traditional culture still exists in its atmosphere even today. Your guide will show you the intricacies of these aspects of Japanese history from her workshop, conveniently located near the famous Kinkakuji temple (The Golden Pavilion).
(11:00 〜 13:00)
Take the bus to Waratenjin-mae bus stop. (approximately 30min from Kyoto station)
2 〜 8
Available Rain or Shine
We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
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Things to bring
In front of Waratenjin mae Mcdonald
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.
MEET UP HERE !
This activity is entertaining for the entire family! I enjoyed myself immensely as we handmade udon noodles and kneaded the dough by dancing! Then while the noodles we made were boiling we tie-died a handkerchief using traditional Japanese dyes, they turned out wonderful! After eating the delicious bowl of udon that we made we were treated to a short taiko performance and were taught how to play a simple song on the taiko drums. It was so much fun and very welcoming! You definitely get a taste of local life with this trip!See moreSee less