Lesson at an old fashioned Japanese private house in Ueno's old town (Inaricho)
Learn about the history and tradition behind “ikebana”, Japanese flower arrangement. You will delve into the origins of ikebana, from it's natural roots to the intricate modern art style we often see today. You will then learn some techniques from the host, a flower arrangement expert who has studied under a tutor for many years. Then comes the funnest part, making your own creation. Ikebana utilises the nature of each season, so the flower arrangement will differ completely depending on the time of year. You'll have complete freedom to make whatever creation comes to you, while the host will give you some tips and ideas. After you're finished, drink some tea and enjoy some traditional Japanese sweets while hearing interesting stories from your host. You can even explore his "shitamachi area" old style house - be careful not to fall down the "ninja stairs"!
1. Introduction of Japanese style flower arrangement (10 min.)
Learn about the history of ikebana and how it evolved into many different styles.
2.Designing your work (50 min.)
Unleash your inner creative!
3.Tea break and house tour (20-30min.)
See how people used to live (and many still do) in this old fashioned house.
・A lesson at a private Japanese style house
・ Learn the difference between Japanese arrangement and western style.
・Make your own seasonal flower arrangement
・The house is located in the Shitamachi area of Ueno (an old town where traditionally the working class lived).
・Drink green tea and enjoy traditional sweets while hearing from the charasmatic host
・Lesson for children is available (same price)
1 day before the lesson : 50% of the lesson fee
Cancellation on the lesson day : 100% of the lesson fee
|Price||¥6,000 per person
|Hours of availability||
10:00 am 〜 17:00 pm
・Introduction of Japanese style flower arrangement.
The master's house in Ueno.
*In case of lost, please call +81-90-4548-4538
I’ve always wanted to try Ikebana. I’m glad I could find a class! Everything you need to make a beautiful arrangement is included. There’s an overview of the history of Ikebana as well. It’s fun to take a group to see how each person uses the flowers differently! A must do if you visit Tokyo!
Highly recommended. It's fun! You should try!!!
I had never done ikebana before so I didn't know what to expect, but it was surprisingly interesting! As someone who really likes nature, I enjoyed hearing about how ikebana originated as a way to connect with the forest and mountains. I learned all about how it evolved to the ikebana we know today, and then Masashi taught me how to make my own flower arrangement, using spring flowers. He allowed me the freedom to make any design that came into my head, then gave me some tips on how to make it better. Afterwards we had tea and Japanese sweets and a tour of the house, which was also really interesting!
Thank you for the nice time!