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Cook and sword performance back in Edo

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Cook and sword performance back in Edo

Learn about Edo period Japan through food and a display of samurai skill.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Cuisine
Japanese
Hosted in
English
Cooking

Cook and sword performance back in Edo

Cooking

Cook and sword performance back in Edo

Learn about Edo period Japan through food and a display of samurai skill.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Cuisine
Japanese
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Stepping into our old folk house, you will feel as if you are traveling back into the Edo period. Within the 2.5 hours, you will learn about the history of the Edo period through food and traditional clothes. First, I will explain briefly about the history and culture of Edo, Then, it’s time to wear Kimono. Don’t worry, I will teach you how to wear it. It’s much easier than it looks. Once we are dressed, we will start cooking. In this experience, we will prepare the food like the Japanese once did. When we finish with cooking, we’ll be able to sit down and enjoy our meal! You will eat these Samurai meals on a special tray. Not only will you enjoy this meal, but will also learn the Japanese ways through traditional manners. While we enjoy our meal, I will talk a little about the relationship between the Edo period and Samurai’s. What happened to the Samurai’s? Are they still living? I’m excited to share with you about Japanese swords and Bushido as well. At the end of our meal, Samurai will appear in front of you, and you will get to enjoy a samurai sword performance! I will perform at noon and my co-hosts, Koshiro and Sho will perform at evenings. You will be surprised by the beauty of the Samurai sword performing art. I hope you will enjoy this once in a lifetime experience with us!
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Your host

Yusuke

Host on Airbnb since 2017
I’m a teacher and performer who uses swordsmanship to get to the heart of ancient Japanese culture. With 13 years of experience and a 5th dan and black belt in the martial art of Tou-dou, I’m passionate about spreading the spirit of the samurai to the world. I also play the Japanese bamboo flute. Makoto grew up in Hokkaido, a town known for its seafood and where he developed a taste for sushi. He’s worked as a chef here in Japan and abroad. Through his love of food and my passion for history, we’re able share ancient Japan and its culture with our guests.

What's included

Food
You can choose lunch or dinner. The performer will be different depends on the performers' schedule. If you have any food…
Drinks
Equipment
You can choose your Kimono from various kinds.

Where you'll be

The venue will be an 80-year-old old private folk house. The style of the house that continues from Edo, which is known as a tenement house, and you can feel old-fashioned Japan. The fusion of the downtown culture full of humanity and the Edo Samurai culture has made it possible to experience only here.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Peanut allergy
Peanut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Gluten-free
Gluten-free
Egg-free
Egg-free
Shellfish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Fish allergy
Fish allergy
Dairy-free
Dairy-free
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Pescatarian
Pescatarian

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…

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Please let me know if you have food dietary restrictions or allergy.
Yusuke
Cook and sword performance back in Edo
New experience
From $41/person
New experience
From $41/person