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Traditional incense-smelling ceremony

Arts & Design

Traditional incense-smelling ceremony

Kodo (the cult of incense-burning) at temple in Tokyo
Kodo (the cult of incense-burning) at temple in Tokyo
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English
Arts & Design

Traditional incense-smelling ceremony

Arts & Design

Traditional incense-smelling ceremony

Kodo (the cult of incense-burning) at temple in Tokyo
Kodo (the cult of incense-burning) at temple in Tokyo
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Kodo is a Japanese traditional art that enjoys "listening" to incense. Back in the Muromachi period, the beginning was born as a male's play, and it has been handed down from generation to generation. The most important thing about Kodo is "to enjoy the fragrance itself," though there are many decisions on etiquette. In this experience, you would enjoy the world of Kodo. Why don't you relax by "feeling" to the incense along with the beauty of tradition? First, we will start with an explanation about Kodo. We will also tell you how to feel fragrance, it's easy for you even for the first time. After the explanation, you will play a game that distinguishes fragrances, which called 'Kumiko.' Finishing the game, let's share your impression with Japanese tea & sweets.

What's included

Food
Japanese sweets
Drinks
Japanese tea
Equipment
Instruments for Kodo

Your host

Ikumi Supported By OTERASTAY

Ikumi Supported By OTERASTAY

I was born and raised up in the temple. Due to the influence of my grandmother who opened the Kodo activities, I've become familiar with Kodo from childhood and now I am studying Kodo as well. In weekdays, I teach French and medieval French literature as an university faculty member. ▼OTERASTAY is the community that shares 'Japan amazing temple & shrine experience.' oterastay.com

Where you'll be

*This experience will take place inside property, not including neighborhood stroll The temple, the venue is a residential area of about 5 minutes to walk from Kiyosumi Shirakawa station on Hanzomon-line / Oedo-line.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

*Exact location will be provided after booking. -Please be sure to bring your socks (white ones are preferable) -Avoid to wear strong fragrance such as perfume -Mute the sound of a cam while the game
Ikumi Supported By OTERASTAY
Arts & Design
Traditional incense-smelling ceremony
New experience
From $117/person
New experience
From $117/person