June Culture Fair was a great success!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our June Culture fair. It was our biggest yet! Participants tried full furisode “hanayome” kimono, sumi-e ink painting, handmade cut-paper crafts, and of course tea ceremony, Japanese sweets, and koto music.

The drizzle didn’t stop us from enjoying kimono in the garden!

Learning about Nagoya’s unique school of tea ceremony, Matsuo-ryu

Sumi-e ink painting

Our upcoming fair will be held on Sunday, July 30th, from 13:00 to 16:00 in the same location, the Nakamura Park Memorial Hall. Be sure to check upcoming blogs for details on July’s program and offerings!

Sake, cycling, and mochi in Iwamura

We’ve prepared a fantastic trip for July to the nearby town of Iwamura, an excellent location to give Nagoya-area residents a taste of the Japanese countryside. After cycling through the traditional main street and castle ruins area, enjoy your own handmade gohei mochi for lunch, accompanied by local vegetables and soba noodles, finished off with a sake tasting at the local brewery. 5000 yen per person, all costs included except transportation to Iwamura. Contact us for details or to make a reservation!

Date and time: Sunday, July 9th, 8:30-20:00 (on location from 10:45 to 17:45 if traveling independently to Iwamura)

June 25th Japanese Culture Fair

Please note: as we are nearing capacity for this event, there is a chance that we may be unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please contact us to make a reservation!

June’s culture fair will take place on Sunday, the 25th at the Nakamura Park Memorial Hall.

For this month’s program, we’re including a number of kid- and family-friendly options:

Hanayome and Hanamuko kimono (see photos)
Traditional Japanese paper crafts
Tea ceremony, accompanied by your own handmade sweets

We’re excited to share a new and entertaining variety of cultural activities with families, expats, travelers, and Japanese culture fans in the Nagoya area!

From our 2016 event in San Gemini, Italy

We have kimono for kids as well!

Program fees:
Advance (2 weeks or more): Adults ¥4000, children ages 3-12 ¥2500
Standard: Adults ¥5000, children ages 3-12 ¥3000

Contact us for reservations!