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【 Video Tour 】Omotenashi souvenirs and tidbits of information on Japanese culture

Shopping Art & Architecture
550 JPY - / person
About 0.5 hours
Language: English

What we'll do

Japan has a variety of amazing "omotenashi" items to offer.
We have “omotenashi” or unique Japanese hospitality based on the idea of “ichigo-ichie (meaning each encounter is a precious once-in-a-lifetime opportunity), which also underlies the tea ceremony. This may be one of the reasons why we have so many great souvenir options for you to choose from to induce “wow” from your special somebody.
The list of the five shops that are introduced during the tour will be shared with participants in case they want to buy some items online or visit the places in the future.

Details

Price per person (tax included)
550 JPY - / person
Max participants
Up to 999 people
Languages
Hosted in English
Communication tools
Please download YouTube in advance.
Purpose
Best for enjoying Japan
Things you need to know before the tour

-After a purchase has been made, the URL for the video tour will be sent to the email address you used to register.
-Sharing the URL for the video tour with any third parties is prohibited.
-This video tour can be viewed until [11:59pm on November 30, 2021].
-During the period of validity, you may view the video tour as many times as you like.
-Once the period of validity has expired, the URL for the video tour will be invalidated, regardless of whether it has been viewed or not.
-Please do not record any part of the video tour.
-Any internet or data fees incurred by participation in the video tours are the sole responsibility of the participant.
-Neither the company nor the WOW U-mediators (guides) will be responsible for any malfunctions of participants' computers, smartphones, or tablets that may occur during the video tours.
-Due to the nature of the video tours, reservations cannot be cancelled after payment has been made. Please double check your reservation before finalizing your purchase.
- Please note that this is a 23-minute video and is shorter than my teaser trip (30 minutes), which includes a bit of interaction and a Q&A session. If your schedule allows, you may want to consider joining my teaser trip instead of this video tour.
- During this video tour, some souvenir stores are introduced. The company and the WoW U-mediator are not in the position to promote the sales and/or support the purchase of the product at all and are not responsible for any trouble between participants and the stores.

Highlights

  1. 1
    CLOISONNE (ENAMELWARE)

    Cloisonne in Japanese kanji character means seven treasures, because it is as beautiful as the combination of the seven gems described in the Buddhist scriptures including gold, silver, and pearl.
    You will see why the works came to be called seven treasures.
    I will share the pictures of some products available at a shop, as I think it is the best way to convey their charm.

  2. 2
    TENUGUI CLOTHS

    Tenutui is a piece of cloth.
    Tenugui has been part of Japanese life to dry one's hands and others since a long time ago.
    Eventually, many different designs and patterns became available, and people started using tenugui as a fashion accessory in the Edo Period.
    It is a typically Japanese item with a lot of different applications.

  3. 3
    KIMONO (JAPANESE TRADITIONAL CLOTHING)

    Kimono is evolving.
    It used to be something very formal and special.
    Of course, It remains to be Japan’s tradition, but they are loved by more people in the world and are worn more freely, either formally or casually.
    A renowned kimono maker has come up with kimono of Innovative designs, gown-types, and universal designs to meet the increasing demand.

  4. 4
    BYOBU FOLDING SCREENS

    Byobu folding screens are originally designed to divide rooms and protect privacy. They also serve as a backdrop for other Japanese arts.
    Today, however, they seem to be used more as interior decorations rather than as room dividers.
    You will be amazed to see how one piece of byobu can transform the atmosphere of your room.

  5. 5
    FOLDING FANS

    Summer in Japan tends to be very hot and humid.
    In order to make a cooling breeze, people use folding fans which can be quickly opened.
    Folding fans are handy and beautiful.
    What’s more, with their shape broadening out toward the end, they are considered auspicious.

Ann

I love pleasing people.

See What "Omotenashi" Souvenirs Japan Has to Offer I am Ann, and I live in Tokyo. Japan has a variety of amazing "omotenashi" items to offer ranging from kimono (traditional Japanese garments), byobu folding screens, to Cloisonné, and the list goes on and on. I will introduce some of the most popular and beautiful souvenirs from Japan along with tidbits of information of Japanese culture and customs. We have “omotenashi” or unique Japanese hospitality based on the idea of “ichigo-ichie (meaning each encounter is a precious once-in-a-lifetime opportunity), which also underlies the tea ceremony. This may be one of the reasons why we have so many great souvenir options for you to choose from to induce “wow” from your special somebody.

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550 JPY - / person