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【Hiroshima / Miyajima】"Tour of Aki" COOL HIROSHIMA ”Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat) Painting and Coloring of Momijitani Park 4 Seasons” at Daisho-in Temple of Miyajima Misen

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Autumn foliage
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    13Age ~ 100 Age
  • 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)


About fees

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    Detailed information of this plan

    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 until 23:59 7 das ago

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items nothing special
    About rental items nothing special

    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.​ ​
    Other notifications Facility information of Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in

    Plan attractions

    プランの魅力 Maneki-neko Decoration の画像

    Maneki-neko Decoration

    プランの魅力 Maneki-neko Decoration の画像

    Maneki-neko Decoration

    プランの魅力 The Daisho-in Hall の画像

    The Daisho-in Hall

    プランの魅力 The Shoseian Hall​ ​ の画像

    The Shoseian Hall​ ​

    プランの魅力 The Daisho-in​ ​ の画像

    The Daisho-in​ ​

    Access - Map

    210 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0592 Miyajima Misen Omotoyama "Daishoin"
    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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