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  • Philipp Philipp

    Learn to Play the Shamisen and Koto

    Learn to Play the Shamisen and Koto We had a little trouble finding the teachers house but then we met him outside already searching for us. The lesson was really fun and time was flying by. My friend and me played both instruments each for the very first time and it wasn't easy (even for experienced guitar players) but the teacher was very patient and spreading nice vibes. Also he played some impressive songs when we asked him to play something for us. At the end he took some fotos of us playing the shamisen and koto.

  • Guillem Guillem

  • Heleen Heleen

    Learn to Play Taiko

    Learn to Play Taiko Learn to play taiko was great fun with Daisuke! It is not easy but Daisuke managed to give us the feeling that we really played a song. Thank you!

  • Christine Christine

    Take a Koto Lesson at a Traditional House in Kyoto

    Take a Koto Lesson at a Traditional House in Kyoto Taking a private koto lesson was the most memorable experience of my whole Japanese vacation. The lesson is in a traditional Japanese house in a neighborhood near Nijo Castle. Harumi was very welcoming and encouraging. Although the lesson lasted only a few hours, I learned a lot. I enjoyed playing koto with Harumi. The highlight was her playing a song at the end of the lesson. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to immerse themselves into Japanese culture.

  • Cerra Cerra

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith!

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith! I'll just start by saying wow.

    This was one of the most fun things I've ever done, it was difficult, but incredibly rewarding. Taro is a great teacher- he takes you through the history and process before starting you very slowly. He explains everything thoroughly, and offers great tips. Working so closely with him was a pleasure (The lunch his wife cooks is also delicious)!

    You get to work with raw materials, as well as use his forge that is 100 years old. He's very steeped in the traditions and knowledgable.

    He works closely with you to achieve whatever look of knife you want to make. They take photos of you and print them to take with you, so you get some cool action shots of hammering.

    At the end you feel really accomplished, also a bit sore, but mostly accomplished. I highly recommend this experience. It's just so freaking interesting, unique and special. It's super freaking cool, my friend and I were both elated we had the chance to do this, and we can't recommend it enough. If you have the chance to do it, I'd do it.

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