How about going to "TOEI KYOTO STUDIO PARK" with your children this September?
Now in mid-September, the heat has subsided and the weather is comfortable.If you are planning to go out with your children in September, "TOEI KYOTO STUDIO PARK (Toei Uzumasa Eigamura)" is recommended!It was born in 1975 for the first time in Japan, and it is the only JIDAIGEKI theme park in Japan where you can see actual jidaigeki shooting.For September 2020 only, we are running a special campaign where children from the age of 3 to 6th grade can enter the village for free.Why don't you enjoy the world of period dramas with the open set of Edo town?In an open outdoor area, the streets of the Edo period are reproduced, and you will feel like a samurai or a princess just by walking!?If I change into each authentic costume and take a picture, I will be more excited.In addition to the open set, you can experience the world of period dramas through attractions.For details, please check the official website of TOEI KYOTO STUDIO PARK.Here is for the official website of TOEI KYOTO STUDIO PARK (English site).*Children must be accompanied by their parents.*There is an extra charge for renting costumes and attractions.*Some events are currently dormant.*When you enter the village, you needto wear a mask and face shield, and take your temperature.
WHO KNOWS!? Limited Third Place Ebisugawa-dori Street "Salone Ebisugawa"
Ebisugawa-dori Street, located in Gosho Minami, has long been known as "furniture street". In the corner of the street, a third place "Salone Ebisugawa" is open from the end of July to Saturday, October 17.Talking words and third places that represent a third comfortable place. The concept of Ebisugawa Salone is "park". When Mr. Oki saw people gathering in a park where social distance could be secured in the Corona disaster, he could not forget their appearance, and he wanted to create a place to replace the park where people who had nowhere to go gathered. Ebisugawa Salone is like a real park that anyone can use at any time. You can talk, read books, have a brief meeting, or whatever you like. It is an air-conditioned room, so it is more versatile than a park!<mui Lab> provides this space. It is a venture company that advocates the concept of "cam technology" which means the design of technology that allows information to fit naturally into living space. It is said that the mui Lab started as an internal venture started by the representative, Kazunori Oki, while he was working at a company in Kyoto. Mr. Oki, who had been stationed in America, thought of "What can we offer?" by seeing Japan from the outside, and ended up founding the company. Mui Lab recognizes the current state of disharmony between technology and people and nature, and aims for a future where technology lies quietly in people's lives. We provide UI/UX design based on the concept of cam technology, license of special technology with IP, product development, and sales. Through design and leading-edge engineering, we are promoting the construction of a harmonious relationship between people and digital information from Kyoto, a city where traditions and technology are fused, to the global community.The home product "mui board" features an interface that brings together a variety of smart home devices, as well as applications that allow you to experience a peaceful life, which is the opposite of what mainstream technology currently does.The name "Salone Ebisugawa" comes from "Milanosalone" the world's largest furniture trade show held every April in Milan, Italy. Mui Lab was invited to the Milanosalone event in April 2020, but under the current circumstances, they decided to postpone the event until 2021 ...。 "If you can't go to Milan, let's make Milano Salone in Kyoto!" and renovated the former office they were going to close into a "Salone Ebisugawa" with the street name!More than 100 pieces of art works and interiors are installed at Ebisugawa Salone, and visitors can see and touch each piece of art produced by famous Japanese fashion brands, Arita porcelain and Swedish high-class brand lighting, all of which are impressive in vivid red. As the paintings and pottery were placed so casually, I unconsciously asked, "Doesn't your child drop it? Don't you write a warning?". "Playground equipment in the park is not destroyed when you try to break it, and there are not many instructions." says Oki. I see. I felt the space and the depth of Mr. Oki's heart that it was a free place with no ties or ties because he was an adult and a child.On the first floor, there is a space where you can experience "mui board" of our products. A system in which a character written directly by a finger on a "mui board" on a table is projected onto a "mui board" in another place. "I hope that people who come to Ebisugawa Salone can write a message and experience a new form of digital communication." says Oki. It's nice to feel the connection between people who are neither friends nor acquaintances! Not only are we amazed by the technology, but we also feel the warmth of it as if it gently touches our lives. In recent years, in the evolution of technology, and even in the corona disaster, the direct connection with people has become distant, and I found it interesting to see the reverse development where people can be felt closer by the different design approach of technology.When I go upstairs, I feel more relaxed. Large table with dignified sofa, stylish rug ... wide but not cold, thanks to the warmth of the artwork and interior. It has a sense of security as if you came to a stylish friend's house, and it has a mysterious capacity. They only select the interior that matches the world view of "mui", and many of them are made of "Ariake" from Saga prefecture. The "Ariake" furniture that foreign designers and Japanese craftsmen make in their communal lives is full of the politeness of the work and the warmth of the hands.On the third floor, there is an exhibition of collaborative art works with contemporary artists planned for the Milano Salone, which was cancelled this year."The concept is a park, but it may have a presence like a temple." says Moriguchi, a spokesperson for <mui Lab>. Seeing a piece of art as if it were a seasonal scene, in a space that everyone is allowed to enter, dazing a bit away from everyday life ...。 the appearance of digital devices that coexist there and present the concept of "cam technology" can be a place that reminds us of the way a third place is in the near future. "It is so subtle that you don't notice its existence, but it will be a big trouble if it disappears.". That's how we see mui Lab-like cam technology.Ebisugawa Sarone also holds events organized by <mui Lab>. In commemoration of the publication of the book <mui Lab> 'Cam Technology (Calm Technology)' on September 5, 12 and 19, we will discuss the reinterpretation and practice of calm technology since 2020 in a multifaceted approach together with the author of this book, Amber Case, and Masahiro Fujino, a researcher in the cognitive neuroscience of meditation. Learn about new concepts that are rarely encountered in daily life, the mental and physical mechanisms of humans, and the possibilities of technology and design, and incorporate them into your own life. It's a task that you can't do in busy daily life. But the charm of Ebisugawa Sarone is that it creates such a calm and soft feeling.Please come and experience it.★Data<Address>295 -1 Tawaraya-cho, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City7 minutes walk from Marutamachi, Kyoto City Subway.<Open Date>Wednesday - Sunday from Friday, July 31 to Saturday, October 17 (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)<open time>13:00~19:00*Please do not eat in the room (Drinks are OK.).<Special Page/Instagram>Special Page: https://mui.jp/ebisugawa-salone/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/muilab/
Have new Kyoto Experiences at Ninna-ji Temple, a World Heritage Site
Why don't you experience a new kind of sightseeing in Kyoto this summer?Shingon sect Omuro school "Sohonzan: Ninna-ji Temple" founded in 880.A new experience tour that avoids "3 mitsu (Closed, dense and close)" and introduces culture and history is attracting attention.During the exhibition, a restored folding screen of the wall painting (The front and side wall of the Shumidan are Kannon statues.) of Kannon-do Hall is displayed.You can experience the world of Kannondo in "VR (virtual reality)".In addition to a reservation system for a small number of people, there is plenty of space available at the venue, so you can relax and enjoy yourself.Let's go through VR to the world of ultra-coloured Buddhist paintings that were painted about 370 years ago.The viewing time of "Ninnaji VR" is about 13 minutes (It takes about 30 minutes including the preparation.).This is a limited time special plan from June 19, 2020 to July 31.They also hold "World Heritage Ninnaji Special Private Tour".You can see Kusho Myojin, which has a national treasure Kondo, Kyozo (scripture storehouse) with national writings, a five-storied pagoda, the first story inside, and the main shrine with national writings.The fact that there are only cultural properties that are not usually open to the public seems to enhance the special feeling.Each group is guided by the monks of Ninna-ji Temple, so you can truly appreciate it in a private space.This plan is available from June 19 to September 30, 2020 (It takes about 2 hours.).Please check the official website of Ninnaji for details.On the official website, there are online tours you can enjoy at home.Ninna-ji Temple Official Websitehttp://www.ninnaji.jp/
A cooking video that can be enjoyed at home by 5 cooks that Kyoto is proud of is now open to the public
Kyoto Prefecture also decided to lift the emergency declaration based on the new coronavirus special measures law.However, they are still required to refrain from moving across prefectures.Kyoto City Tourist Association is developing "Stay Home Feel Kyoto Campaign" on its official website.The distribution of a cooking video by 5 cooks who are proud of Kyoto has started on the video site "YouTube".Why don't you watch a video at home this weekend and cook something authentic and put it on the table?Through the screen, you may feel like becoming a chef's apprentice.When the day comes when I can go out without hesitation, I would like to visit each shop.You can see the videos below."Nanzen-ji Temple Sando Kikusui" The head chef Mr. Hideki OHITSU "Tofu Hijiki Hamburg Steak" is here."Hyotei" the 15th family head, Mr. Yoshihiro Takahashi "Freeze-dried tofu, butterbur, and pea with egg." is here."Isshi Soden Kyo no Aji Nakamura" The owner Motoki Nakamura "Steamed salmon and spring vegetables" (2 servings) is here."Kyoto Cuisine Naoatrial Saishi" The owner, Mitsuru Saiki "Chicken with sweet vinegar sauce spring style" (For 4 servings) is here."Kyoto Cuisine Kinobu" the shop keeper , Takuji Takahashi "Matcha souffle cake" (10 cm diameter, for 2 pieces) is here.In addition to the above cooking videos, you can enjoy a variety of content at home.The Kyoto City Tourist Association "Stay Home Feel Kyoto Campaign" is here.
'Kyoto Chishin' ・Cherry blossoms experience in spring ②Pray for a good marriage at "Imamiya Jinja Shrine" in the season of love
If you visit "Imamiya Jinja Shrine" when your mood is invigorated from the warm Spring season, you can get good luck while watching the cherry blossoms.The popular wish of course is to have a "good marriage"!Keishoin, who was a humble greengrocer and then concubine of the shogun and finally mother of his son is deeply related to this shrine, and can bring luck for those who wish a change in life.After praying, how about trying out a cultural experience about the traditional hair accessory "Oharibako", famous for its exquisite craftsmanship?"Sakura" handicraft experience will start for a limited time from March 1st to April 15th!Let's make accessories matching the spring season.Information about the experience is here"Imamiya Jinja Shrine"21 Murasakino Imamiyacho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shiIn front of "Imamiya Jinja Shrine" city bus stop
'Kyoto Chishin' ・Cherry blossoms experience in spring ① Hidden cherry blossoms spot! A course in Haradani to fully enjoy Sakura.
The north area from Naka-ji Temple and Kinkakuji, is called Haradani and is an unknown cherry blossoms spot.The Kyoto restaurant "Shozankaku MATSUYAMA" has a large courtyard built along the mountain, and the Haradani Garden, which can be described as "Jungle of a weeping cherry trees", is a place worth visiting.Enjoy lunch at the "Shozankaku MATSUYAMA" restaurant with the cherry blossoms outside the window, and after the meal we recommend you to take a walk in Haradani Garden.There is also a workshop of KyoYuzen craftsman Mr. Masashige Uenaka in the immediate vicinity of Haradanien, where you can easily join a hand-painted Yuzen experience.The spring experience course will also be held for a limited time starting March 1st to April 15th, so please check it out.Complete an artwork and keep it as a lovely memory of your Cherry blossom sightseeing in Haradani.Information about the experience is here"Shozankaku MATSUYAMA"20 Narutakiudanotani Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi7 minutes on foot from "Haradani" city bus stopHaradani Garden36 Inui-cho, Okitayamaharadani, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi2 minutes on foot from "Haradani" city bus stop※10 minutes by taxi from "Kitaoji" Subway Station
Waiting for Spring with a cherry blossom Mizuhiki experience
On a gift envelope we often see the Mizuhiki knot, a piece of art where delicate technique traditions live on.Among these, the work of Ms. Eriko Morita is so spectacular, you will be moved and wonder "How is it possible to do something so elaborate from this simple piece of string?"It is really overwhelming how in the world she can make not only flowers, but also Chinese zodiac's boar, and even fish or vegetables.In Ms. Morita's workshop, there is also a Mizuhiki experience for beginners.Why don't you try to make cherry blossoms or mini-roses and attach them to a message card?For more information about how to have a trial experience is check here
The Ikebana transmitted by the young kadō headmasters
Ryuho Sasaoka is the third headmaster of the Mishōryū-Sasaoka Ikebana School, and in the past appeared also in some cultural television programs in Kyoto.Mr. Sasaoka is spreading the ikebana culture both domestically and outside Japanese borders, cooperating with many young Sōke and next generation Iemoto (Schools Headmasters) and creating a team, called "Kyoto Hanatsutsumi study group".With this team, Mr. Sasaoka has already begun to resurrect the old style of Ikebana, as it was first documented in the Edo Period, when it was exactly called "Hana Tsutsumi".Hana Tsutsumi is an old spectacular Ikebana art that combines the seasonal flowers and the washi (Japanese paper) which is adjusted in its shape and colors depending on the flowers that are being used.It is an art perfect for expressing the feelings of gratitude and celebration, and for this reason it will be used in the Kyoto Marathon on February 17.To celebrate his/her victory, the Mayor of Kyoto will give to the Marathon winner a big award, consisting in a Hana Tsutsumi composition.It will be such a scene that harmonizes both the tradition and the modernness of Kyoto, so if you have the chance please come and take a look at.For more information about the "Mishōryū-Sasaoka" Ikebana School's headmaster, Ryuho Sasaoka, can be found here.For more information about how to have a trial experience is check here
- Kyo koma(tops) making experience
- Gold leaf stamping experience
- Tsuchi Twist Experience
- Japanese candle painting experience
- Hands-on braiding experience
- Making woodblock postcards
- Mini Japanese umbrella crafting experience
- Kyoto fan painting experience
- Denim Kyo-Yuzen-Zome Experience
- One-Day Kadou (Flower Arrangement) Experience
- Cherry Blossom Tsumami Zaiku Workshop
- Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen
- Experiencing handmade Kyoto-style confectionery
- Tegaki (hand-painted) Yuzen Experience
- Kyo Zogan Making Experience
- Scented sachet crafting experience, delivered by our craftsmen.
- Hanayui(flower head dress)Photo Plan
- KYOYAKI・KIYOMIZUYAKI Kochi painting
- Tote bag dyeing
- Tsumamizaiku [Pinching-craft] flower box making
- Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
- Making original mini lanterns
- Experience carving wooden covers of the stamp book