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Learning Traditional Japanese Umbrellas Making!

Learning Traditional Japanese Umbrellas Making!

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English and Japanese

About your host

Hi, welcome to my shop. I am a master craftsman in traditional Edo-style umbrella making. I have over 25+ years of experience. First, I started making bags in my 20's then I've worked for the umbrella industry (including planning and production) for years. Last 10 years was a big challenge as the cheap vinyl umbrellas dominated the market and many long-established umbrella makers ended up…
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What we’ll do

We'll meet at the "SHIN-OKACHIMACHI" station on Oh-edo Subway line. We'll walk for about 7-8 minutes along the Satake Shopping Street. You can see the old authentic shopping street of downtown Tokyo. After the workshop, freshly brewed coffee and some Japanese sweets will be served. You may enjoy talking about umbrella making, old authentic Japanese shops, or any topics you'd like to…

What else you should know

Guest, there's nothing particular to bring from home. Don't forget to bring your camera! Guest attending this workshop can purchase any shop's goods with 20% off from the regular price. This includes our handmade Japanese umbrellas, umbrellas planned and made in China, and rainy-day goods. With just additional ¥2,000, you may choose the fabric pattern of your choice from we have in stock. Please let us know your choice of the fabric and umbrella type (folding or long one) not later than one week in advance before the workshop. Prayer room is also available for Muslim participants.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
some sweets
Drinks
freshly brewed coffee and/or tea
Equipment
sewing needles and scissors

What to bring

Guest, there's nothing particular to bring from home.

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Where you'll be

Our workshop studio is located at the Satake Shopping Street, the second oldest shopping street in Japan, near Ueno Yanesen area, in downtown Tokyo. Our craftsmen are making umbrellas there every day. There is a well-known Akiba Shrine close to our workshop. In Edo era, there were so many Shogunal retainers' mansions, as well as Daimyos', or fuederal lords', mansions. You can still see a part of old treasures. It is said that there was a merchants market in the middle of the mansions town named Take-machi, that later became the shopping street. It is a sort of deserted shopping street, however, some young new shops like ours came in and started their business, this street is catching more attractions from people in Tokyo Ms. Ichiyou Higuchi, a famous Japanese novelist and writer, spent her younger days in this area.

Upcoming availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Thu, Aug 22    From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
$88 per person
3 of 3 spots left

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Cancellation policy

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Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Guest, there's nothing particular to bring from home. Don't forget to bring your camera! Guest attending this workshop can purchase any shop's goods with 20% off from the regular price. This includes our handmade Japanese umbrellas, umbrellas planned and made in China, and rainy-day goods. With just additional ¥2,000, you may choose the fabric pattern of your choice from we have in stock. Please let us know your choice of the fabric and umbrella type (folding or long one) not later than one week in advance before the workshop. Prayer room is also available for Muslim participants.
Atsushi
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Learning Traditional Japanese Umbrellas Making!
46 reviews
$88 per person
46 reviews
$88 per person