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Create a unique souvenir and gain a newfound appreciation for Japanese handmade, artisanal products in this 2-hour book-binding lesson. In a small group of no more than 15, try your hand at the art of watoji  a 1,000-year-old form of bookbinding, with a  instructor In central Tokyo. Learn about the traditions of craftsmanship behind the art form, passed down through generations, and leave with your own one-of-a-kind notebook.

Description:

Make your own way to the craft salon in central Tokyo by 2pm. Meet your licensed teacher and your translator and settle in for an introduction to watoji. Learn about the form's 1,000-year history that began in the Kamakura Period (1185–1333); has been passed down through generations, and to this day is made only by the hands of trained craftsmen.

Try your hand at making your own notebook, using string, glue, and bodkin (a thick needle). Hand-stitch together sheets of washi, light Japanese traditional craft paper made by native Japanese materials that have no added chemicals.

Finish your 2-hour session with your own completed notebook, a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your visit to Japan.

Please note: A minimum of three people per booking is required.




Highlights:
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Duration: 2 hours

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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Additional Information


    Operates: Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

    Departure Point:
    Sunrise Mansion (1st Floor)

    Departure Time: 2pm

    Return Details:
    Concludes at Sunrise Mansion

  • Inclusions:
    • Professional teacher for watoji lesson
    • English textbook
    • All materials and equipment needed for making notebook

  • Exclusions:
    • Transportation to/from craft salon
    • Food and drinks

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Minimum age is 10 years


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