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We will provide interesting experiences of a tea ceremony, purification by a monk, Japanese flower arrangement and home visit in our neighborhood. Such experiences will enrich your travel to Japan with impressive memories. It’s worth trying !

<Purification ceremony at the local temple in Kashiwa>
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Japanese people go to the local temples to purify themselves as well as to ward off the bad luck whenever necessary.
Not all the temples offer this service for foreign visitors but the monk in this temple is so generous to render the ceremony to any visitors.
This is very rare opportunity that only Kashiwa Goodwill Guide can offer to  you.

<Having a chat with a monk in the local temple >
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Are you interested in the Buddhism?
The person in the middle is the monk of the local temple who had to  undergo  many days of discipline to get this status.
His branch is Nitirenshuu.
Please enjoy talking to him about the differences between your religions.

 


<Have cultural experiences at our local town! It’s worth trying ! >

JPCulture-TeaDrinking frothy green tea in a ‘tatami’ room and admiring a Japanese scroll.
You can see the graceful manner and feel subtle atmosphere in the process of making a cup of tea. 

 

 

 

<Flower Arrangement>
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The Japanese wives clad in kimono are welcoming  the guests to her house and teach them the  flower arrangement after serving Japanese macha tea.
This was the first time for the guests to practice the flower arrangement and thanks to good and kind instruction, their work was successful. Besides, they enjoyed having a nice chat with Japanese wives over drinking tea.

 

<Traditional Japanese Soba Noodle House in Asakusa>Food
Look at the size of Shrimp tempuras!
This is the specialty of this restaurant.
This restaurant has a long history over 100 years and when you visit Asakusa, please don’t fail to reach this wonderful plate – Japanese soba noodle in the flavorful soup with shrimp tempura.

 

<Japanese beauty –  Carps in the pond – >Pond with coloured carp
These are jewels in the pond who have various shades of red, black, white and gold.
Colored carps are part of Japanese culture.
You may take your  time to spend watching colorful carps swimming in the pond.

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