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Samurai Sword and Culture Experience

Samurai Sword and Culture Experience

About your host, Ooshiro
I'm a descendant of the Ryukyu Kingdom of Okinawa. I represented Japan in Tate (theatrical sword fighting) at the 2013 Monaco World Theater Festival. I also teach martial arts to Japanese people.
2.5 hours total
Snacks and Equipment
Offered in English
What we’ll do
First, we’ll begin by dressing up in the traditional Japanese kimono. You’ll be able to choose your favorite because we have various types of kimono, band, and Hakama styles. Next, we’ll learn how to walk, how to bow, and how to perform samurai moves. Then we’ll practice pulling out the sword, returning the sword, setting it up, and slashing. Then we’ll do acting out a scene from a historical drama. Finally we will having a photo shoot. After changing, we will enjoy tea time.
What else you should know
The instructor responds with simple English. It take time to change clothes, so you can't change clothes when it come late. The Kimono set you wear is sold for 8,000 yen.
What I’ll provide
Kimonos and wooden swords 󳀁
Japanese sweets and tea 󴀁
What to bring
Please bring a t-shirt and shorts or tight to wear under the Kimono. If you have socks,please wear it.