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ICT 5th Anniversary Celebration and NeedsArch Inc. Kick-off Party 2017

posted Apr 5, 2017, 8:33 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 6:11 PM by Tsubasa Kato ]

ICT 5th Anniversary Celebration & NeedsArch Inc. Kick-off Party 2017
 


on Saturday, June 3rd | WATERRAS COMMON SALON 1F | RESERVE!

 
 
We are happy to announce that we are approaching the 5th anniversary of our International Center in Tokyo (ICT)
and that we founded new company “NeedsArch Inc.” derived from ICT!!

 
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Program

1. ICT/NeedsArch Presentation

2. Japanese Cultural Experience
(Special offer by NeedsArch customers and partners) 
Making "Wagashi" 
 
Arrange "Ikebana" 
Making "Chopstick Rest (Mizuhiki)"
 Get your "Yuru nigaoe" 

* Japanese Cultural Experiences are flexible




Join us for special Japanese sake, other drinks and nice buffet foods!!
There might be a Secret Guest and More !!!

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We are thankful that already many alliance partners and customers have offered us a big support

with providing Japanese snacks, Japanese Sake etc.



The main purpose of this event is to express our appreciation 

and to celebrate this memorial time together with all NeedsArch supporters!!

Those of you who have never joined ICT or NeedsArch events, you can start from this event!!!




Second annual party was held last year at May 21, 2016 (see more

with more than 80 people truly having fun socializing, drinking and eating!!!



 

 
  Party details: | RESERVE!
 

  • Access: 2 minutes from Exit 5, Shin-Ochanomizu station (Chiyoda Line), 3 minutes from Ochanomizu station (JR Line), 2 minutes from Awajicho station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
  • Door open: 1:00pm
  • Party time: 1:30pm~4:00pm (ICT/NeedsArch Presentation, Japanese Cultural Experiences, Portrait drawing, Secret Guests and more)
  • Close: 4:00pm
  • Ticket A: 2,000 yen - ICT/NeedsArch members (who have participated in ICT/NeedsArch events or registered membership as a ICT/NeedsArch member by March 2017) "Reserve Here"
  • Ticket B: 3,500 yen - First comers "Reserve Here"
      * Official Reservation is ONLY accepted by ICT website
      * Special gifts will be yours if you book with Non-Japanese guests (friends, families, colleagues and so on)
         via ICT website by Monday, MAY 8 2017!
      * All tickets include ALL YOU CAN EAT/DRINK!
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Contact information: Tsubasa Jojo Kato [info@intlcentertoyko.com]
  • Expected number of participants: Around 70~80 people

      Sign-up deadline: May 28, 2017 (Sun) Register today!

 

 

[Trial Tour] East Tokyo Neighborhood Cycle

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:18 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 6:38 AM ]

[Trial Tour] East Tokyo Neighborhood Cycle

2017 April 8th (Saturday) 10:00AM~1:00PM | Fukagawa, Tokyo
 
 

 
Explore in the local Edo-town “深川 Fukagawa”,
where are Morishita, Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Monzen-Nakacho etc. 
 
Here in East Tokyo ”深川 Fukagawa” has been developed since 1600’s.
We can see the local culture, especially historical spot where the famous Ukiyoe painter loved,
popular Japanese craft factories, unique local food shops, Winery, Shrine and festivals etc.
 
These days, these areas’ve been getting popular as coffee shops and art galleries which used of old garages among residential area. You can see both new and old symbols of Tokyo cities beside many creeks and get in touch with neighborhood in these area. It might be short trip but definitely precious experience to join this cycling tour. 


Where
Meeting Place: alohaloco rent-a-cycle shop | MAP
(1-4-10 Tokiwa, Koto-ku, Tokyo)

 
Route
 1) Basho Terrace(芭蕉庵・隅田川テラス)
 2) Kiyosumi Park(清澄公園)
 3) Fukagawa Enma-do Temple (深川えんま堂)
 4) Fukagawa Fudoson Temple (深川不動尊)
 5) Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine (富岡八幡宮)
 6) Fukagawa Winery(深川ワイナリー)
 7) Etai Bridge (永代橋)
 
 
Important Notes
Itinerary may vary due to weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances
Please be considerate towards other participants
Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the event on time)

 
 What to wear / bring
Camera (if you have)
Cash (*some small shops accept cash only)
Drinks

 
 Rate
Participation Fee: JPY 1,500 (including rent-a-cycle fee, entrance fee of Kiyosumi garden,
Fukagawa edo Museum, some snacks and drinks, free lunch-box)


Organized by



2017 April 18th (Saturday) 10:00AM~1:00PM | Fukagawa, Tokyo



[Trial Tour] East Tokyo Neighborhood Cycle in Cherry Blossom Blooming Season!!

posted Mar 22, 2017, 6:09 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 6:36 AM ]

[Trial Tour] East Tokyo Neighborhood Cycle
in Cherry Blossom Blooming Season!!

It's cherry blossom blooming season!
Take you to hidden places only local people know!!

 
2017 April 1st (Saturday) 10:00AM~1:00PM | Fukagawa, Tokyo
 
 

 
Explore in the local Edo-town “深川 Fukagawa”,
where are Morishita, Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Monzen-Nakacho etc. 
 
Here in East Tokyo ”深川 Fukagawa” has been developed since 1600’s.
We can see the local culture, especially historical spot where the famous Ukiyoe painter loved,
popular Japanese craft factories, unique local food shops, Winery, Shrine and festivals etc.
 
These days, these areas’ve been getting popular as coffee shops and art galleries which used of old garages among residential area. You can see both new and old symbols of Tokyo cities beside many creeks and get in touch with neighborhood in these area. It might be short trip but definitely precious experience to join this cycling tour. It's cherry blossom blooming season! Take you to hidden places only local people know!!
 

Where
Meeting Place: alohaloco rent-a-cycle shop | MAP
(1-4-10 Tokiwa, Koto-ku, Tokyo)

 
Route
 1) Basho Terrace(芭蕉庵・隅田川テラス)
 2) Kiyosumi Park(清澄公園)
 3) Fukagawa Enma-do Temple (深川えんま堂)
 4) Fukagawa Fudoson Temple (深川不動尊)
 5) Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine (富岡八幡宮)
 6) Fukagawa Winery(深川ワイナリー)
 7) Etai Bridge (永代橋)
 
 
Important Notes
Itinerary may vary due to weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances
Please be considerate towards other participants
Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the event on time)

 
 What to wear / bring
Camera (if you have)
Cash (*some small shops accept cash only)
Drinks

 
 Rate
Participation Fee: JPY 1,500 (including rent-a-cycle fee, entrance fee of Kiyosumi garden,
Fukagawa edo Museum, some snacks and drinks, free lunch-box)


Organized by



2017 April 1st (Saturday) 10:00AM~1:00PM | Fukagawa, Tokyo

 

Kimono Photo shooting tour vol.1 - Kiyosumishirakawa -

posted Mar 16, 2017, 1:30 AM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 6:53 AM ]

Kimono Photo shooting tour vol.1
- Kiyosumishirakawa - 
 
Organized by TreckTreck
 
 
Let's browse around old Edo era’s town, Kiyosumishirakawa
in Japanese Kimono and take photo with blooming cherry blossoms!
 
Sunday, April 2nd 9:45AM | Kiyosumishirakawa, Tokyo | RESERVE!
 
 

 

 
 Highlights of the tour:
  • Beautiful Kimono dressing (Kitsuke) by long established kimono store, Tamakiya.
  • Visiting the Fukagawa Edo Museum and some temples, Kiyosumi-teien Japanese Garden, Cherry blossom along the river in Kiyosumishirakawa.
  • Tasting coffee and Japanese sweets.
  • Preserve a wonderful memory with special photo session by our photographer, Mr.Yoichi Sakai.
  • All photo data will be included as a gift
  • Thank you gift from TreckTreck
 
 Itinerary:
 
   9:45AM: Meet at Kimono shop, Tamakiya in Kiyosumishirakawa
 10:00AM: Kimono dressing and hair set. Enjoy choosing your favorite Kimono, obi belt, and Geta (sandals)
 11:00AM: Visit some temples and the Fukagawa Edo Musuem
 11:45PM: Heading to Kiyosumi-teien Japanese garden and park
      Having some Japanese sweets and coffee
 12:30PM: Return to Tamakiya Kimono shop through blooming cherry blossom trees along the river
   1:00PM: Event ends
 *Schedule to be flexible
 

 

 

Cinematographer/Photograper Yoichi Sakai , HIGHLAND, Inc.

Yoichi Sakai founded “HIGHLAND” Inc. in 2009. HIGHLAND is a creative brand composed by creative division and wedding division, creating wedding photo & cinema works. They attempt to show the story of each couples, emotion on their works. They has participated in the world's top wedding creative team "Stillmotion" workshop in LA and catched up the new style of representation of film movie.

Yoichi was born in Tokyo.He graduated from English major at Kanda University of International Studies and received Cinema major from Los Angeles City College. After returning Japan in 2006, he joined SEP, inc., the biggest music video production company in Japan and made over 150 Japanese music videos and live DVD as Production Manager such as Namie Amuro, Kumi Koda, EXILE and so on.

 
 



 
  Participation Fee: 13,000Yen
  Max up to 6 (RSVP accepted by man and woman from all nationalites includes Japanese) | RESERVE 
  (*after 6th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations)


  Outing Fee:
  • 1 day Kimono rental
        *Kimono rental includes obi, bag, Geta (sandals), Kitsuke and other necessary accessories.
  • Photography fee
  • Entrance fee of the Fukagawa Edo Musuem, Kiyosumi-teien garden
  • Some snacks and coffee
 
 
  Additional Fee:
  • Hair Set (1,000 or 2,000yen plan) with hair accessory
  • Others: Street food, snacks, souvenirs and transportation fee
 
 
  Important Notes:
  • Itinerary may vary due to weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances
  • Please be considerate towards other participants, especially the time for choosing Kimono and hair set is limited. Please also complete your make-up at home (no time for full make-up at Tamakiya).
  • Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the event on time)
  • First-come-first-serve limited only to 6 (*priority given to those who completed their payment)
  • Cancellation Policy:no cancellation fee will be incurred until 2 days prior to event (March 31). There will be 100% cancellation fee onwards
 

  What to wear / bring:

 
  • Cash (*some shops accept cash only)
  • Tamakiya Kimono shop (Kimono rental shop) can keep your personal belongings/clothes etc. during outing period, but not responsible for any valuable things. Please pack your belongings as simple as possible

 

  Useful Links:


  Contact:
    If you have any questions, please contact Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com
 
 
 

Tokyo Kimono Tour vol.2 - Asakusa -

posted Jan 26, 2017, 7:46 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 1:51 AM ]

Tokyo Kimono Tour vol.2 
- Asakusa -
 
Let's browse around Asakusa in Japanese Kimono!
Japanese paper tuck-boxes making experience with tea and Edo era's salt baked potato tasting!
 
Saturday, March 11th | Asakusa, Tokyo | RESERVE!

  

 

  
 
 
Highlights of the tour:
  • Beautiful Kimono dressing (Kitsuke) @Kosode
  • Experience food around Asakusa's famous street, Nakamise
  • Tasting Kamameshi (Japanese hot pot rice) @Asadori
  • Making Japanese paper tuck-boxes @Amakaraenishi
  • Savoring Japanese tea and Salt baked potato @Amakaraenishi
  • Preserve a wonderful memory with special photo session by our guest photographer, Cristina
  • All photo data and commemorative photo card will be included as a gift
  • Thank you gift from ICT
   *** Please understand that photographer is subject to change

 

Wearing Kimono is not only limited to some special occasions such as weddings or festivals, but also brings the wearer the nostalgic feeling of the old Japanese charm. Strolling along the old memory lane of Asakusa in these beautiful kimonos, you might find yourself discover something new and exciting that you would not have imagined exist in a bustling city of Tokyo!


 

  


 Itinerary:
 
  Saturday, March 11th
 
    9:45AM: Meet at Kimono rental shop, Kosode in Asakusa
  10:00AM: Kimono dressing and hair set. Enjoy choosing your favorite Kimono, obi belt, bag, hair accessory
                 and Geta (sandals)
  12:00PM: Lunch at Asadori (Kamameshi). Enjoy Kamameshi with other members and photo shooting
    1:30PM: Heading to Amakaraenishi
    2:00PM: Making Japanese paper tuck-boxes, and savoring Japanese tea and Salt baked potato
    3:30PM: Enjoy browsing around Nakamise Street: eating around and shopping, and photo shooting etc.
    4:30PM: Return Kimono to Kosode
    5:00PM: Event ends around 5PM

  *Schedule to be flexible

 

 

  ICT's Exclusive Kimono Tour Photographer:
Cristina Shimpo

  Hi everyone! Bonjour tout le monde! 大家好!Hola amigos!

  It's an honor for me to arrange ICT's second Tokyo Kimono Tour and be the official photographer for this exciting event!
 
  My love for photography began 20 years ago. Since then, I have been carrying my single lens camera everywhere
  I go and enjoy capturing picturesque sceneries, nature, still-life, savory food, and my friends' beautiful smiles etc.

  My other hobbies include playing the flute, learning foreign languages / cultures, traveling,
  and meeting friends from around the world.

  In the past, I arranged various Tokyo and Kyoto tours for my friends in English, French, Mandarin and Spanish
  out of which those 9 were kimono tours with photo sessions.

  I am very looking forward to be your private tour guide as well as photographer to capture your best moment
  in this special event!

  Best Regards,
  Cristina Shimpo

 


  Outing Fee:
  • 1 day Kimono rental (ranging from 4,000~7,000yen)
  • Kimono rental includes obi, bag, Geta (sandals), Kitsuke and other necessary accessories *Does not include tabi (Japanese socks), so you can bring your own tabi or purchase them at Kosode for 600 yen
  • Hair Set (choose from 1,000 or 2,000yen plan) with hair accessory
  • Experience to make Japanese paper tuck-boxes
  • Japanese tea and Salt baked potato
  • Photography fee
    *** FYR, just for photo shooting at Kosode will cost 19,800yen. 
          But, ICT Kimono Tour will only cost 10,000yen including kimono dressing, hair arrangement and photo shooting ***

 

  Additional Fee:
  • Tabi (600 yen; available for purchase at Kosode)
  • Hair accessory rental at Kosode (for those who will not do hair arrange at Kosode)
  • Lunch: around 2,000yen
  • Others: Street food, snacks, souvenirs and transportation fee

  Participation Fee: 10,000Yen | Max up to 5 (RSVP accepted by only non-Japanese women) | RESERVE
  (*after 6th person to register will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations)

  Deposit: 5,000Yen *Required: Payment must be completed before 5pm, March 1st (Wed)



 



  Important Notes:
  • Itinerary may vary due to weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances
  • You may bring your own kimono, obi, and geta, but will cost additional 5,000yen for the dressing fee. Please note that there is no rental plan available only for accessories
  • Bring your own tabi if possible (*if not, you may purchase them for 600 yen at Kosode)
  • For something extra personal and special, you might bring a photo of your requested hair arrangement on the day
  • There are some people who cannot eat a lot after wearing a kimono. Please eat plenty of food for breakfast if you are worried whether to get hungry during the event
  • Please be considerate towards other participants, especially the time for choosing Kimono and hair set is limited. Please also complete your make-up at home (no time for full make-up at Kosode).
  • Please be considerate towards other participants
  • Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the event on time)
  • Deposit: due March 1st (Wed), 5PM
  • First-come-first-serve limited only to 5 foreign women (*priority given to those who completed their payment)
  • Cancellation Policyno cancellation fee will be incurred until 1 week prior to event (March 3). There will be 100% cancellation fee onwards
  • Please inform if you have any food allergies or dietary requests (*please fill in the attached Registration Form)
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email three days prior to the event

  What to wear / bring:

  • Tabi socks (if you have)
  • Cash (*some Nakamise shops accept cash only)
  • Kimono, Obi, Geta etc. for those who wish to bring their own
  • Kosode (Kimono rental shop) can keep your personal belongings/clothes etc. during outing period, but not responsible for any valuable things. Please pack your belongings as simple as possible

 

  Useful Links:

 
 

  Contact:
  If you have any questions, please contact Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com
 

Kotatsu de Chanco in the local Edo-town “門前仲町 Monzen-Nakacho”

posted Jan 4, 2017, 7:03 AM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 7:28 AM ]

Kotatsu de Chanco
in the local Edo-town “門前仲町 Monzen-Nakacho”

2017 January 15th (Sunday) 2:00~6:00PM | Monzen-Nakacho, Koto-ku, Tokyo
 


  

 

 

  


 下町・門前仲町。

毎月1、15、28日は富岡八幡宮と深川不動尊の例祭と縁日。
江戸時代から庶民に慕われてきた縁日をはじめとして、ディープな門前仲町を散策します。
 
また富岡八幡宮は江戸勧進相撲発祥の地としても有名。
まち歩きの後は古い鐵工所跡をリノベしたスペース"Chaabee"
のレトロな一間でちゃんこ鍋を楽しみましょう♪

Here in East Tokyo “門前仲町 Monzen-Nakacho” has been developed since 1600’s.
We can see the local culture, especially historical spot,
Shrine and festivals, temples where the famous Ukiyoe painter loved,
Sumo wrestler house, unique local food shops, etc.

Jan 15th is the day of the monthly-fair in Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine,
we can explore fair stalls and see old Sumo wrestlers statues.
After exploring Monzen-Nakacho, we are going to have Chanko hotpot in Chaabee.
Chanko is a hotpot eaten mainly by professional sumo wrestlers.
It contains avariety of foods such as meat,fish and vegetables.

You feel to get in touch with neighborhood in these area.
It might be short trip but definitely precious experience to join this walking tour.
 




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Meeting Place

Monzen-Nakacho Station, No.5 Exit (in the front of Mitsubishi-Tokyo UFJ Bank),
1:50pm on Jan 15 (1/15日 13:50に門前仲町駅5番出口、東京三菱UFJ前集合)
 
Program
 
1) Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine (富岡八幡宮)
 2) Fukagawa Fudoson Temple (深川不動尊)
 3) Fukagawa Enma-do Temple (深川えんま堂)
 4) Having Kotatsu de Chanko meals at Chaabee (こたつでちゃんこ鍋)
 
 
Important Notes

 Itinerary may vary due to weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances 
Please be considerate towards other participants
Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the event on time)
 
 
 What to wear / bring

 Cash (*some small shops accept cash only)
Camera (if you have)
 
 
 Fee

Participation Fee: JPY4,500 (including chanko-hotpot and 2drink fee)
Attendance includes: (in English)


Reservation

Please visit the RSVP form below and complete payment via peatix in advance


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Organized by



2017 January 15th (Sunday) 2:00~6:00PM | Monzen-Nakacho, Koto-ku, Tokyo
 

*Payment in dvance is required.



Japanese Tea Workshop

posted Nov 24, 2016, 6:53 PM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Nov 24, 2016, 11:26 PM ]

Japanese Tea Workshop
- Now it’s Getting Cold…Time to Learn about Japanese Tea! -
 
2016 December 18th (Sunday) 1:30~3:30PM | Yokohama, Kanagawa
 

 
Winter has come! You might want to have something hot to drink….
How about Japanese tea? Let’s learn about Japanese tea and have a hands-on experience on brewing it!
After the workshop, you’ll be able to prepare tasty Japanese tea by yourself!
 
We’ll prepare all the tea tools for you, but if you want to try brewing with your own teapot, teacups,
or tea leaves, feel free to bring them to the workshop!
 
(This workshop will be held in Japanese and English)


 


 

 


 
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Date

2016 December 18th (Sunday) 1:30~3:30PM

 
Venue

Ninja House (Sharehouse)

横浜市保土ヶ谷区星川1-16-9-2 

1-16-9-2 Hoshikawa, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-0006 | MAP

 

About 10min walk from Hoshikawa station, Sagami Tetsudo Honsen Line

(相模鉄道本線 星川駅)


Access

(from Hoshikawa station to Ninja House)



Meeting Time and Place


  
1:30PM at the venue (Ninja House)


Important Notes

 Please be considerate towards other participants
Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the event on time)
 
 
 Fee

2,000yen /person

*including tea brewing experience, tea, sweets and a little souvenir!

(Max 20 people)




Schedule (TBD)

1:30-2:30PM Introduction & brief lecture about Japanese tea
2:30-3:30PM Hands-on experience & Tea tasting/socializing time
 


Things to Bring

No need to bring anything, but if you want…
- Your teapot/ teacups/ tealeaves to use in the brewing practice
- Any snacks/sweets to match with Japanese tea

 
Highlights of the Event

- Brief lecture about the basic of Japanese tea
– types, history, etc. You can actually see, touch, and taste several types of Japanese tea!
- Hands on experience/practice of brewing Japanese tea, with our or your tools
- Experience/practice will be a group activity. Easily you can make friends with the group members and others!
- Some traditional & modern snacks and sweets (such as Yokan bean jelly) are prepared to match with tea (TBD)
- Spacious and cozy venue (Living room & kitchen area of a Sharehouse)

 
This workshop is designed for Japanese tea beginners, especially for those who…

- Want to learn about Japanese tea while in Japan
- Want to learn how to use Kyusu teapot
- Brew Japanese tea at home, but not sure if the method is good or not
- Want to get Japanese tea as souvenir for family/friends in home country
- Love Japanese tea!
- Want to make friends over some cups of tea!


Instructor

Haruna Yamamoto is a certified Japanese Tea Instructor (日本茶インストラクター) in Saitama pref.
She organizes many tea events/workshops for foreign people in Japan,
as she lived in the USA and Indonesia for many years.
 

Message from Instructor

Hi! I’m Haruna Yamamoto, Japanese Tea Instructor.
Do you know recently “Ohca” – Japanese tea is getting popular as souvenir from Japan?
Maybe because of its health benefits (Yes, Japanese tea is really healthy!), cultural value, and flavor…
If you bring Japanese tea to your family and friends,
you will probably want to explain about the tea and brewing method, won’t you?
Let’s gain knowledge about tea while having a fun time!



2016 December 18th (Sunday) 1:30~3:30PM | Yokohama, Kanagawa
 


 

Ukiyoe workshop with printing master

posted Nov 24, 2016, 5:43 PM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Nov 24, 2016, 8:13 PM ]

Ukiyoe workshop with printing master

2016 December 18th (Sunday) 2:00~4:00PM | Wakabayashi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
 


 
  


What does it comes to Japanese souvenirs for your family and friends in your country?
浮世絵 Ukiyoe is the one of the most popular souvenir for foreigners.

In Japan, Ukiyoe had been getting popular among people in the Edo period 17-18th century.
The Ukiyoe is made of 3 process which is drawing, cutting wood-panels and printing.
The famous drawer are there for example Hiroshige Utagawa, Hokusai Katsushika etc,
however, not only them but also cutter and printer artisans are also very important for Ukiyoe.
Artisans of Cutter and Printer understand well the subject of drawings and how to show it on the Washi paper.

The technique of printing is very delicate and complicated to put several colors
(sometimes more than 10 colors) on Washi papers one by one without mixing each colors up.
It needs sense of colors and defines the total Ukiyoe’s images.

Today, we learn from Mr.Shinkichi Numabe who is the Japanese certificated Ukiyoe printing master
and experienced for 40 years. Additionally, you’ll see some master piece of Ukiyoe postcard.
Each patterns has story and unique techniques.
Let’s get Ukiyoe printed by yourself and give it for your family as Winter holidays gifts.



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Meeting Place

Yoshida Studio
2-23-3 Wakabayashi, Setagaya ward,Tokyo

 
Program
 
1. Introduction
2. Learning story of Ukiyoe
3. Watch and discuss about some Ukiyoe Pieces
4. Printing Ukiyoe Introduction
5. Printing 2 type of Ukiyoe (see below)
6. Special gift for participants

 

 
Important Notes

 Please be considerate towards other participants
Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the event on time)
 
 
 What to wear / bring

 Casual cloth which you would not mind getting dirty
Camera (if you have)
 
 
 Fee

Participation Fee: JPY6,000 (including 2 piece of Ukiyoe poster)
Attendance includes: (in English, Japanese)


Reservation

Please visit the RSVP form below and complete payment via peatix in advance




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Organized by



2016 December 18th (Sunday) 2:00~4:00PM | Wakabayashi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
 

*Payment in dvance is required.



Chichibu Night Festival

posted Nov 23, 2016, 9:44 PM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Nov 28, 2016, 6:04 PM ]

FREE! The Chichibu Yomatsuri (Night Festival in Chichibu, Saitama Pref)
 
2016 December 2nd (Friday) 11:00AM~3:00PM | Chichibu, Saitama
 


 
  
 
 
The Chichibu Yomatsuri (Night Festival in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture),
is known as one of Japan’s 3 greatest float festivals
- the others are Gion Matsuri in Kyoto and Takayama Festival in Gifu.
The event is a 2-day festival, on December 2 and 3.
The highlight of the festival is the carrying of omikoshi (portable shrines) up a hill at night.
The climb is difficult and speedy, considering each omikoshi is carried by around 1,000 people.
This year, the Yomatsuri was designated a World Heritage cultural asset.
 
To celebrate, the Chichibu Tourist Bureau is inviting up to 30 foreign nationals to participate
in the opening part of the festival, on Friday, December 2. 
We will help to carry a omikoshi in the opening parade in the streets of Chichibu.
The opportunity is a rare one, as the omikoshi carry is usually limited
to those who have the festival hanten (a special robe worn during festivals).

The tourist bureau will pay for transit to and from Ikebukuro Station
for the first 30 non-Japanese to participate.
The round trip fare includes the express fare going to Chichibu.
The return ticket does not include the express fee.

The meeting time is at 11:00 AM on Friday December 2
in Ikebukuro Station (in front of Seibu Ikebukuro ticketing).
The time we are expected to participate in the festival is from 1:00-3:00 PM.
After that, people are free to come and go as they please.
You will each be given the return train ticket to Ikebukuro,
so you are welcome to stay in Chichibu to view the night floats,
enjoy the yatai (food stalls), or return to Tokyo as you please.

 

Date
2016 December 2 (Friday)

Time
11:00 AM (Event from 1:00-3:00 PM in Chichibu)


Meeting Time & Place
11:00AM sharp@ Seibu Ikebukuro station (ticket window) /Seibu-Shinjuku line
(西武新宿線 池袋駅改札 切符売り場)

*The meeting time in Ikebukuro is 11:00 sharp (see the photos below).
You must be there at that time to receive one of the FREE tickets. 
Mr. Mike Kato will be there with someone from the Chichibu Tourist Bureau
and will be wearing a blueish hanten with a black (work) backpack
- a strange combination that should make me stand out.


 


Transportation Fee
Round trip Ikebukuro-Chichibu (by Seibu Line)
- fares for first 30 non-Japanese will be paid for by the Chichibu Tourist Bureau


Contact Information
- Please contact Mr. Mike Kato at mikekato@japanesegreats.net and 090-8301-5299.
I am not working for the Chichibu Tourist Bureau but will be participating in this event.

 
Dress Code
There is no dress code, but please wear comfortable shoes,
as you will be walking and helping to carry the omikoshi.
Don’t worry if you haven’t spent the last 6 months at Gold’s Gym,
you will be just one of 1,000 people carrying the float.
You also should expect to be photographed,
as the entire adventure is intended to publicize the World Heritage designation.


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2016 December 2nd (Friday) 11:00AM~3:00PM | Chichibu, Saitama
 
 

Find your “hometown” winery! Fukagawa winery Tour

posted Nov 18, 2016, 12:20 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Nov 18, 2016, 5:54 PM ]

Find your “hometown” winery! Fukagawa winery Tour
 
2016 December 10th (Saturday) 1:00~2:30PM | Fukagawa, Tokyo
 

 

  


 

 

Have you heard the newest, small winery in Monzennakacho, Tokyo?

The Fukagawa winery have opened since June, 2016.
Everyday, many neighbors drop this winery and watching wine brewing.

“Why did the owner open this winery, seriously?”
“Where is the vineyard?” “Does that taste well?”
Do you have interests with them?

Let’s interview with this unique winery staffs, the one is Mr. Nakamoto,
the owner who had never experienced brewed wine before, instead of that,
been running the production company in China,
and the another is Mr.Ueno, who experienced winemaker for 18 years.

You’ll find the reason why they’ve started this place and chill out with neighbors in Fukagawa, East-Tokyo.
Let's enjoy "hometown" winery and 九吾郎956 cuisine's finger food which restaurant they produce, too.
 
Meeting Place
Fukagawa Winery
1F Takahata building, 1-4-10 Furuishiba, Koto ward, Tokyo | MAP

 
Program
1. Introduction
2. Winery tour
3. Tasting 4 type of wine
4. Enjoy 2 glass wine and special finger food
5. Special gift for participants
 
 
Important Notes
Please not eat Natto in the moring of this event
Please be considerate towards other participants
Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the event on time)
 
 
 What to wear / bring
Camera (if you have)
 
 
 Rate
 Participation Fee: JPY3,500
(including 4 grass of tasting and 1 grass wine, 久吾郎 956 cuisine’s finger food)
Attendance includes: (in English, Chinese)



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2016 December 10th (Saturday) 1:00~2:30PM | Fukagawa, Tokyo
 

 

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