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Kimono Dressing, Glassblowing And A Sake Brewery Tour Now On Offer At The Peninsula Tokyo

July 15, 2013 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

Guests at The Peninsula Tokyo can now enjoy fascinating new experiences ranging from an insight into washi-paper art and Kimono dressing to a tour of a Sake brewery and glassblowing and Origami for younger guests.

image004These Peninsula Academy tours take place at the hotel, as well as excursions within the capital or beyond to Kanagawa and Kyoto.

The Eriko Horiki: Washi Paper Art Experience takes guests to Kyoto to meet renowned artist and author Eriko Horiki to learn first-hand about her stunning work with Japanese washi paper, from stage design to paper tapestries and light displays. Participants in this intimate cultural experience will visit Ms Horiki’s atelier and enjoy lunch in a private room at Manshige, a classic restaurant serving fine Kyoto kaiseki cuisine and displaying Ms Horiki’s designs.

Fashionistas will appreciate The Art of the Kimono: Dressing Lesson. Guests will select their favourite piece from a collection by Hatsuko Endo, the pioneer of haute-couture formal wear for both modern and traditional Japanese celebrations, and learn how to dress in this elegantly crafted native garment. Optional hairstyling, make-up and professional photography can also be arranged to commemorate the experience.

A Taste to Savour: Sake Brewery Tour takes guests to the Izumibashi Shuzo sake brewery to image006learn about the unique beverage directly from those involved in its craft. Guests will return with expanded knowledge and appreciation for this Japanese drink – from how it is made to how to enjoy it. Founded in 1857, the Izumibashi brewery is located in Ebina, a top rice-producing area in Kanagawa Prefecture, less than 60 km from The Peninsula Tokyo.

Furin or glass wind chimes brightly painted with colourful motifs are popular summer decorations in Japan and younger guests can try their hand at glassblowing with Furin Making: Japanese Wind Chimes for Kids. Participants will visit Shinhohara Furin Honpo, a family-run business founded in1915 where the chimes are still fashioned by hand, and craft their own furin by blowing the glass and painting the bell as a keepsake.

Alternatively, children can discover the Japanese art of paper folding – a craft dating back to the upper-class samurai society of the 15th century – withFold Your Way to Fun: Origami for Kids. Participants will learn how to create basic and advanced shapes with an instructor from the Origami Kaikan, a Tokyo organisation dedicated to the art and with a history dating back to 1858.

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