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16138

[Hiroshima/Miyajima] Aki no Kuni Tour Miyajima Miyama Daihonzan Daishoin "Kado (Incense Play) and Matcha" Experience Plan

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Possible number of bookings
    6~20
  • Participating age
    Age 12歳 ~ Age 100
  • Duration
    1~2 hours

Let's enjoy a special time at Daisho-in which is considered to be the oldest temple in Miyajima of Aki.​ ​

"Kodo" (Incense burning) is an example of Japanese Geido (art) that appreciate the fragrance rising from Koboku (fragrant wood) burned according to traditional rituals.​ ​
It is also called "ko-asobi" means a game with incense, when several types of incense are offered to participants to guess.​ ​​ ​

Each type of incenses has a title related to seasons or celebrations and in this game players must distinguish and differentiate various types of incense on scent. It is more important to enjoy the aroma than to win or lose.​ ​

After kodo game, you can enjoy matcha tea with traditional
sweets.
From ancient times there is a specific meaning in etiquette of drinking tea and eating sweets.​ ​
After a detailed explanation by the instructor, we believe that your match tea and sweets bring more joy.

Kōdō is counted as one of the three Japanese Arts of Refinement (Geido).​ ​
In addition to a kodo game, trying matcha-tea with traditional sweets would make you sense the elegance.​ ​

The course is conducted by an instructor Kosai Yamasaki, an expert with 50 years of experience at Daisho-in kodo school.​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​

日本の伝統「香道」体験

香道の歴史は595年、推古天皇の時代からあるとされ、もともと香木を炊くことは仏教に深くかかわっています。
大聖院は京都仁和寺の院室に当たるため、古くから香道香流が伝えられ、大聖院が家元として広島に広められたものです。
香席では、独特な作法に加え、香元がお手前をする香道具一式を入れる「乱箱〈みだればこ〉」や「菱盆〈ひしぼん〉などの道具も必見です。

抹茶と和菓子でくつろぎの時間

香遊びの後は、抹茶と和菓子をいただくくつろぎの時間です。
まず和菓子だけを口にしてから抹茶を飲むことで、よりおいしくいただけるようになります。
和菓子は懐紙(二つ折りの和紙)の上に置いて出されますが、その二つ折りの意味、和菓子を口に入れる前に切り分ける作法、茶碗
の扱い方、飲み方など・・・。
ひとつひとつ作法や意味を説明しながら進めます。

プランの流れ

10:00~ 香道体験
日本の伝統文化「香道」で、すてきな香りをたのしみましょう。
11:00~ 抹茶と和菓子
抹茶と和菓子でくつろぎながら、交流を深めましょう。
ゆっくりと味わってください。

★このプランで出される和菓子はすべて専門の和菓子職人に作らせたものです★
四季折々の花や果物の模様が付けられるなど、味だけではなく見た目の美しさや季節感を大事にする、日本文化のひとつです。

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    Required minimum number of participants 6 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 6~20
    Operating period Thursday
    Assembly time 9:45
    Booking deadline 7日前 23時59分まで

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking
    Locker

    Dress code - Must bring items No special requirements.
    About rental items No special requirements.

    Matters require attention ★ Flow of Kodo ★
    ① The assistant will cut the koboku (fragrant wood) to small pieces, then put them in sachets.
    ※ All wrapped fragrances look same, that makes them indistinguishable.
    ② Shuffle the sachets, then put them in the incense burner randomly.
    ③ Pass around the incense burner, and everyone should listen to each burner and write the answer on the paper. In kodo Japanese say “listening” to the incense, not “smelling” it.
    ④ Please hand in your answer sheet.
    ⑤ We will announce the correct answer in the end.
    Other notifications Facility information of Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in
    http://www.galilei.ne.jp/daisyoin/

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    Access - Map

    〒739-0592
    広島県廿日市市宮島町210
    宮島弥山大本山「大聖院」
    Assembly point

    Temple Reception​ ​
    Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in
    210 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi city, Hiroshima 739-0592

    If you arrive by car

    車の場合は境内に駐車可(スペースに限りがあります)

    If you arrive by train

    宮島口桟橋(JR山陽本線・宮島口駅から徒歩6分)よりJR宮島航路または宮島松大観光フェリーで宮島へ。
    宮島桟橋より徒歩約30分。

    If you arrive by other means of transportation

    宮島案内絵図
    http://www.galilei.ne.jp/daisyoin/miyamap.htm

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