This plan ended on April 15,2019.Cherry blossom tegaki (hand-painted) yuzen experience with Kyo-Yuzen artisan at Somekoubou (dyeing workshop) Masashige

Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen
Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen
Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen
Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen

Kyoto-Chishin has had a long history of introducing all kinds of different activities and experiences. With spring coming around the corner in Kyoto city, it's becoming the perfect season to experience the outdoors. The "Sakura Fair" that runs from the 1st of March to the 15th of April, aims to have you enjoy the seamless collaboration of Kyoto tradition and the stunning sights of cherry blossoms. This seasonal limited tour pairs spring-themed craft workshops with cherry blossom viewing, and a bit of local gourmet sampling. So why don't you spend this spring doing something a little different?

「Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen at Somekoubou Masashige

Somekoubou Masashige

The Kyo-Yuzen artisan Mr. Uenaka will be present to run you through the fundamentals of this traditional manufacturing process: Itomenori Oki (tracing), irosashi (coloring), and mizumoto (washing). The gradation dyeing technique matched with the delicate cherry blossom detailing is sure to brighten up any room.

  1. The Kyo-Yuzen artisan

    The Kyo-Yuzen artisan Mr. Uenaka will be present to run you through the fundamentals of this traditional manufacturing process: Itomenori Oki (tracing), irosashi (coloring), and mizumoto (washing). The gradation dyeing technique matched with the delicate cherry blossom detailing is sure to brighten up any room.

  2. The Kyo-Yuzen artisan

    Somekoubou Masashige is the actual location where Mr. Uenaka produces his works.

  3.  Tegaki Yuzen Artisan Experience

    Participants are always fascinated to hear of the actual tools being used in the production process. Follow the link below if you'd like to learn about Somekoubou Masashige and the Tegaki Yuzen Artisan Experience.

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【This plan ended on April 15,2019.】

Name of the activity
Tegaki Yuzen Artisan Experience
Price
4,500 yen per person
Time required
Roughly 2 hours
Number of admissions
1-3 pax per lesson
Number of admissions
1-3 pax per lesson
Others
Please bring along a towel or a handkerchief for drying your hands and a pair of socks.
Experience is limited to participants from 12 years and up.
Access
40-21 Okitayama-haradani-inui-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi
Tel
+81(0)75-465-1477

*Please check the homepage for lesson hours and closing days

Kyo-ryori (traditional Kyoto cuisine) Lunch at Shozankaku Matsuyama

Shozankaku Matsuyama

After your yuzen experience, it's time for lunch at Shozankaku Matsuyama, that just happens to be right beside the dyeing workshop. The wide restaurant premises follow the mountain terrain: the perfect spot for viewing cherry blossoms and fall foliage. The rural hilly location means that you'll be able to enjoy the cherry blossoms for a bit longer than in the urban areas, until the 10th to the 20th of April.

  1. Kyo-ryori

    You'll be tasting Kyo-ryori such as yuba (dried beancurd), tofu, nama-fu (wheat gluten) and Kyo-yasai, all made using Kyoto's local products.

  2. Kyo-ryori

    Every bit of ingredient used is pored over extensively, such as the yuba that is handmade onsite. Lunch starts from 12,240 yen, and dinner from 18,630 yen (including 15% tax and service charge). Reservations only, no walk-ins are accepted.
    *Lunch and dinner prices are subject to change during cherry blossom season.

  3. cherry blossom

    Shozankaku Matsuyama is renowned for being surrounded with cherry blossom sights at every angle. You'll find cherry blossoms from the front gate to the entrance, and you'll be able to look them upon from any of the rooms within. The cuisine that uses seasonal ingredients matched with the moving cherry blossom scenery is sure to put you in the spirit of spring.

■Shozankaku Matsuyama
20 Narutakiudanotani, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
+81(0)75-461-4970
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Irregular operating days

Otherworldly cherry blossom at Haradanien Garden

Haradanien Garden

Also known as the hidden cherry blossom valley, Haradanien Garden is the end of our cherry blossom stroll. Owned and maintained by farmers who've inherited the land through multiple generations, this 13,000 square meter area is land to a large variety of cherry trees such as the signature weeping cherry tree. Like a vision straight out of a dream, you'd never be able to catch a sight like this in the city.

■Haradanien Garden
36 Okitayama-haradani-inui-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi
+81(0)70-461-2924
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Last Entry)
1,500 yen per entry (subject to change depending on the time of the year)

Cherry blossom strolling in the valley that houses Somekoubou Masashige

This time around, we've introduced you to a spring-themed course in Haradani Valley that houses Somekoubou Masashige. Whilst experiencing the traditions maintained by Kyoto artisans, we took a stroll to several spots for viewing cherry blossoms. To get to Haradani Valley, you can take the city bus from Kitaoji Subway Station, or from the Ritsumeikan Daigaku-mae bus stop.

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