Apply yourself to the traditional artisan practices of Japan as you enjoy a 1 to 1.5-hour lesson learning origami or calligraphy from a local expert. Along the way you’ll discover the delicate beauty and supreme concentration fostered by these two elegant Japanese traditions.
Pick your preferred class time and skill from the list of options, proceeding to the machiya (traditional wooden townhouse), located just 5 minutes from the Kyoto Imperial Palace. These iconic houses, utilizing a characteristic building style of this ancient Japanese city, offer the perfect environment for your lesson. Upon your arrival you’ll meet your English-speaking guide and instructor who will oversee your lesson.
After observing a demonstration by your instructor, spend a few moments working to test and perfect your own origami/calligraphy technique. As you work to improve your skill, receive helpful tips from your instructor and translator along the way.
For those that select the kimono-dressing experience, you’ll have the opportunity continue wearing your ensemble as you fold more origami.
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Kyoto Imperial Palace