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Make tatami mats with a craftsman

workshop

Make tatami mats with a craftsman

103 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English
workshop

Make tatami mats with a craftsman

workshop

Make tatami mats with a craftsman

103 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I remade my contents. Finally it's a traditional hand making! The tatami shop is my family business. My father is a craftsman of tatami and I'm studying to become one like my father. This tradition is important in Japan, and it has developed its own skills for the "shokunin-waza," or craftsmanship, involved in making mats. I will teach you about these skills. you'll get an authentic look at Japanese culture and awesome souvenir with unforgettable experience. First, I'll show inside a factory. Then you'll get explanation about materials and how to make tatami mats. And make your own tatami mat using skills. We're gonna use only needles, strings and some tools. I want you to know traditional skills. But this time we use easier materials to make it. You can take it with you to decorate your home. Its size is a little larger than the notebook. After the workshop, you'll have tea on your very own mat.

Your host

IsseI
2017
Joined Airbnb
235
Guests hosted

IsseI

I'm the third-generation in my family carrying the tatami making tradition forward at our workshop. The workshop is located in Izumi-city. Izumi is not central city of Osaka. There is between the central city and Kansai airport. You can also enjoy the local place of Osaka:) And I'm also an owner of the Fujitatami guesthouse next to the workshop. My job is to continue the tradition of craftsmanship and to spread awareness around the world, so I am improving my English. I would love to share this experience with you!

What's included

Food
Sweets You can sample wagashi—Japanese sweets—.
Drinks
Japanese tea You'll get houjicha (Roasted green tea). Alternatively, there will be coffee and water available.
Equipment
Masks I can provide these as it may get dusty in the factory.

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Where you'll be

We'll meet at the ticket gate of Izumi-Chuo Station. It takes only 35 minutes from Nankai Namba station to Izumi-chuo station by the train! Then we'll walk 15 minutes to my workshop. After making the tatami mat, we'll enjoy tea time at the guesthouse next to the workshop. When you come to the experience and back to Osaka city, you'll through Sakai city. Sakai is famous for Knives and Ancient tombs. You also get the chance to go there.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Thu, Oct 24    From 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
$95 per person
2 of 2 spots left

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

More tips

Please be aware that this experience is a little dangerous. Because we use needles. And the factory can be dusty, so I encourage you to wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting dirty. masks are available.
IsseI
workshop
Make tatami mats with a craftsman
103 reviews
From $95/person
103 reviews
From $95/person