Iai do Japanese Swordsmanship *60 min. 1 person : 12,000 yen 2+persons : 9,800 yen/person
Japanese Swordsmanship I = Being,
Ai = Encounter, Do = Way.
Iaido’s emphasis is on precise, controlled,
fluid motion, and is sometimes referred to
as ‘moving Zen’.
The program goes further than most Iaido
classes do for beginners in that the student
is allowed to practice actual cutting techniques
on certain objects
like bamboo or straw shaped human forms using real Iaido swords. This part of the training is called Shizan. Click here for video.
Koudo Japanese Incense Ceremony *90 min. 5,400 yen/person(Min 4 persons)
Koudo which remains little known in the West, is the Japanese art of appreciating incense.
It is said to have ten physical and psychological/spiritual benefits or virtues.
Fragrances are divided into 5 types; sweet, bitter, spicy hot, sour, and salty.
Kabuki *120 min. 1 person : 18,000 yen 2+persons : 12,000 yen/person
Kabuki is a traditional form of theatre, dating back 400 years. Enjoy wearing authentic traditional Kabuki costume and make-up.
Choose from one of 4 popular Kabuki theatre characters.
Wadaiko Taiko Drumming *60 min. 1 person : 6,900 yen 2-4 persons : 5,900 yen/person 5+ persons : 4,900 yen/person
Learn the typical ‘jo-ha-kyu’ structure which is designed so that the performance culminates in a powerful and speedy grand finale.
Studio charge 3,500 yen
Rakugo *60 min. 1 person : 8,000 yen 2+persons : 5,250 yen/person
Rakugo is a traditional form of ‘sit-down’ comedy depicting the angry, sorrowful, and pleasurable emotions of common peoples lives.
Learn this unique form of comic storytelling.
Some Japanese language ability required.
Haiku Poetry *90 min. 1 person : 3,980 yen 2+persons : 2,900 yen/person
Make your own traditional haiku consisting of 17 ‘on’ in three phrases of 5,7, and 5.
Zazen *60 min. *1,200 yen/person
Zazen, meaning ‘seated meditation’ is a meditative discipline traditionally practiced by monks.
You too can learn how to calm the body and mind. Morning lessons at a temple in Yanaka by resident monk.
Shiatsu Massage *5,980 yen/30 min./person
Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese massage therapy which heals the body by applying gentle pressure to ‘Tsubo’ (pressure points).
Fully experienced and licensed practitioners.
HOME MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Enjoy traditional Japanese music at the teacher’s home. Unique opportunity to experience live music in a relaxed homely setting!
Shamisen Instrument *60 min. 1 person : 5,980 yen 2+persons : 4,850 yen/person
Shamisen is a three-stringed instrument played solo or in ensemble, with singing such as Nagauta, drama accompaniment i.e. Kabuki and Bunraku.
Koto Instrument *60 min. 1 person : 5,980 yen 2+persons : 4,850 yen/person
Biwa Instrument *60 min. 1 person : 5,980 yen 2+persons : 4,850 yen/person
Biwa is a 7th century old Japanese short-necked lute often used to accompany narrative storytelling.
The most characteristic effect of the biwa is its unique distortion sound.
Shakuhachi Instrument *60 min. 1 person : 5,980 yen 2+persons : 4,850 yen/person
This richly-toned versatile instrument made of bamboo is used by monks of Zen Buddhism in the practice of ‘suizen’(blowing meditation) and in various other forms of music.