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Experience ikebana and green tea in a 250-year-old Kyoto inn

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Soak in the atmosphere of our historic building while getting a hands-on introduction to the world of Japanese ikebana, using seasonal branches and flowers to create a beautiful arrangement. Finish with sweets and a bowl of tea in our tea room.

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  • Introduction to our building's history and the tradition of ikebana in Japan
  • Hands-on workshop to learn ikebana methods and materials, then try to create your own arrangement
  • Relax in our Japanese tea room with a bowl of matcha green tea and a seasonal sweet

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Kinse Inn (the exact address will be provided after you book)


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What you need to bring

All materials are provided for participants, but you'll want to bring a camera or smartphone to capture your finished ikebana work!


Meet your host :
Seanacey
  • English (Fluent)
  • 日本語 (Intermediate)

Originally from the States, I first came to Japan interested in paper-making, then started practicing ikebana and tea ceremony in 2009. In 2014 I received a license from the Sogetsu sect to teach ikebana.

My husband and I run a cafe/bar and host guests from all over the world in a big old (250 years!) ryokan in Kyoto. I live for matcha drinking, sweet bean dessert eating, hunting for tiny bars on side streets, and being in the mountains that surround the city.

I can't wait to meet you and share the beauty of the Japanese seasons through flower arranging.

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