Make original postcards(Including a Chinese lunch)
- Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: 千代田区, 東京都
- Product code: EN-TKO-1038-10380
Experience making original postcards with a brush and a pen.
Let's freely draw the four seasons and talismans of Japan and send it to your family and friends! The lecturer who will teach your kindly is someone who is the supervisor of a shoga (paintings and calligraphy) classroom in the capital.
- Veteran instructor who supervises a shoga classroom
- The venues has 28 floors above the ground which overlook the Imperial Palace and Hibiya park
- Including a Chinese lunch from the oldest Cantonese restaurant in Japan 「Hibiya Heichinro」
【Details】In the venue is the oldest Cantonese restaurant in Japan called 「Hibiya Heichinro」. It is a famous store where a lot of famous people attend. From the 28th floor you can see the Imperial Palace and Hibiya park.
11:00～、Start making postcards
Use a brush and a water painting brush to draw the four seasons and talismans of Japan on your postcard. The lecturer is someone who is the supervisor of a shoga classroom in the metropolitan area.
The lecturer has held a lot of events regarding Japanese design goods in major department stores such as Nihombashi Mitsukoshi and Shinjuku Isetan and is an author of ‘Mainichi-mainichi-tema-kakete’ (collaboration with Waketokuyama and Hiromitsu Nozaki) by Koryosha-shoten and ‘Minna-Chigatte, Misuzu Kaneko saigono ichinichi’(collaboration with Sanyutei Ensou) by Koryosha-shoten.
Around 12:30～ and after making your postcard. Let's enjoy lunch and mingle with the instructor and other participants after the shoga experience. Please share your impressions about the experience and your memories of your trip in Japan.
After that the activity will end around 13:30.
Please bring your postcards home and treasure them.
【Things to note】
- Time：2 hours 30 min./1 person
- Meeting point：Heichinrou Hibiya [MAP]
28th floor, Fukoku Seimei Bldg., 2-2-2, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku.
1.A 1-minute walk from exit A6 at Uchisaiwaicho station on the Toei Mita line. Directly connected to the station is Fukoku Seimei Bldg.
2.A 3-minute walk from exit C4 at Kasumigaseki station on the Tokyo Metro CHiyoda line. When you leave exit C4, go to the right and after 200 meters it is on your right side.
3. A 8-minute walk from the Hibiya exit at Shinbashi station on the Yamanote line. Leave the Hibiya exit en please proceed along the track on the right.
After 100 meters (under the overhead structure) go straight ahead about 300 meter.
Turn right at the intersection (Nishi Shimbashi) at the Tokyo star bank. Continue straight ahead, about 200 meters on the left side.
- Minimum number of participants：10 people
- Language support：Japanese
※This plan is bookable if a customer speaks Japanese or accompanies a person who can be a translator.
・Lunch, venue costs
・Rental fee for brush and water painting brush, Pigments (Japanese paint colors)
- Free Wi-Fi：×
- Other things to note：
Whether the tour is held or not will be decided at least one week before the scheduled tour date. Reservation can be made after the decision.
【Trivia】Shoga is the combination of calligraphy writing and a painting with beautiful shapes. Its charm is that it has a variety of fonts and rich brushstrokes that mix with paintings. By writing a kanji or hiragana model with a brush, it is possible to have completely different expressions such as strength, delicacy, glamor, even with the same letters. By just changing the paper on which you write the expression will also differ.
The landowner of shoga Kukai, who was active in the early Heian period, emperor Saga and Tachibana are the three famous people of shoga. After that other people were chosen als elite shoga artists because of their beautiful handwriting in each era such as Ono Toufu in the Heian period, Honami Koetsu in the Edo period and Kusakabe Kimbei in the Meiji period.
【Nearby area introduction】"Hibiya Park" is the first western-style modern park in Japan opened in 1868. It is has many facilities in big and small outdoor music and public halls and flower beds where the colorful flowers bloom all seasons. From the morning till evening, you can enjoy 24 sceneries in a period of 28 minutes at the biggest symbol "Giant Fountain" in the park. You can observe wild birds such as grey heron and ducks in the "Keiko Pond" from the valuable Edo era. S - shaped gingko trees still have stunning yellow leaves. The cloud shaped pond, which is considered to be the third oldest in Japan has cherry blossom in spring, splendid ginkgo biloba and an autumn tint in winter. Since many events are being held, it is also recommended to check in advance to go along with the event.
7 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, On the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.