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[Hiroshima/Miyajima 】 Aki no Kuni Tour Miyajima Miyama Daisho-in "Maneki Neko Painting and Coloring in Autumn Leaves Park"

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Autumn foliage
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    Age 13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.​ ​
In this lesson you will paint Japanese folk toy "Maneki-neko" made of papier-mache and color a picture of "Momijitani Park 4 Seasons".​ ​

Papier-mache toys are made of paper pulp or shreds of paper molded into various shapes and colored. They became widely popular during the Edo period.​ ​
"Maneki-neko" is a figurine of a cat beckoning with an upright paw, which is often believed to bring good luck and loved to this day.​ ​
​ ​White papier-mache maneki-neko will be given and you can paint it to your liking.​ ​
Let's make your original maneki-neko, only one in the world.​ ​

After finishing your maneki-neko painting, we will start coloring of a picture of Momijitani Park, a famous spot of Miyajima.​ ​​ ​
These handmade picture and a maneki-neko can be taken home as a memorabilia.
The event will be held either at Daisho-in Hall where you can enjoy a panoramic sea view or at Shoseian Hall located in the Japanese garden.
※English speaking guide is available.

「Papier-mache Maneki-neko Painting and「Momijitani Park Four Seasons Coloring」

Let's make your own original maneki-neko in memory of Miyajima!
You can paint white papier-mache maneki-neko to your liking, using acrylic paints which are very good and suitable for beginners.​ ​​ ​
It is completed within 20 to 40 minutes, and you can take home immediately after it dries.
To make a beautiful painting and for a quick dry, we recommend you to apply colors as thin as possible.​ ​
The colored picture of Momijitani Park can be your original painting and an unforgettable memory of Miyajima Daisho-in.

Flow of plan (Painting of Papier-mache maneki-neko)

① We will deliver a brief explanation and distribute white papier-mache, paints, brushes and etc.​ ​
②Painting as you like (about 20 to 40 minutes)
※ Lesson duration may vary, but try to complete within 40 minutes
③ Dry the papier-mache (If the paint is thinly applied, it will dry in about 5 to 10 minutes)

Flow of plan (Momijitani Park Four Seasons Coloring)

④ Explanation of how to color a picture of Momijitani Park Four Seasons.
⑤A rough sketch made by a teacher will be given, so you can color it to your liking.
Preliminary sketches of 4 seasons such as spring leaves, autumn leaves and snow are available.​ ​
A sketch of a deer is included almost in all pictures.
(It can be completed in 10 to 20 minutes)

★ The instructor is Professor Kimura Koyoko who teaches formative art at the culture center and university of Hiroshima city ★

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    Required minimum number of participants 10 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 10~30
    Operating period All-year-round
    Assembly time Morning 10:00
    Afternoon 13:00
    Booking deadline Before 7 days until 23:59 local time​ ​

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

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

    Matters require attention ★Please refrain from smoking and drinking during experience.​ ​
    ★ It is a target plan for persons over 13 years old.
    ★ Lesson is held at Daisho-in temple which is a historical building. Although, fouling prevention measures have been taken, we kindly request participants to be careful with coloring materials.​ ​
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    Assembly point

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

    If you arrive by car

    Reach 'Miyajimaguchi Pier' from SANYO Expressway'Ono IC' or 'Hatsukaichi IC' change to National Route 2 (about 10 min.)

    ※All roads in Miyajima island are very narrow, mostly suitable for walking tours. Please use parking lot on Miyajimaguchi side.​ ​​ ​

    If you arrive by train

    Walk to Miyajimaguchi Pier (About 6 minutes from JR Miyajimaguchi station). Take JR Miyajima sea liner or Miyajima Matsu-tourist ferry bound for Miyajima.
    About 30-minute walk from Miyajima pier.

    If you arrive by other means of transportation


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