Delve into the Traditional Arts: Ikebana and Shodo

Delve into the Traditional Arts: Ikebana and Shodo

At TOKI, we are excited to present our guests with the opportunity to experience two of Japan's long-lasting traditional art forms -  ikebana, the art of flower arranging, and shodo, Japanese calligraphy. Read about the experiences below, and click on the picture for detailed information.


FEATURED EXPERIENCES

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Ikebana Art of Flower Arrangement

Discover the philosophies and aesthetics that lie behind the ancient art of Japanese flower arrangement with an award winning Ikebana artist. Learn more about the tradition that has played a role in the lives of Japanese people for hundreds of years.

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FIND MEANING IN EVERY STROKE WITH SHODO - JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY

We present you with the rare opportunity to try your hand at Japanese calligraphy under the tutelage of a highly decorated shodō artist. While conveying meaning through the written word, you'll learn that the art of shodō simultaneously conveys emotion and even the spirit of the writer.

Explore the Japanese Countryside in Sasayama

Explore the Japanese Countryside in Sasayama

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While many of our experiences take place within the Tokyo Metropolis, we are always looking to other areas of Japan for cultural treasures that the rest of Japan has to offer - and we found some fantastic gems in the rural area of Sasayama, only about an hour from Osaka in the heart of western Japan's Hyogo Prefecture. Take a peek at our Sasayama experience lineup below.

 


SASAYAMA EXPERIENCES

Find Peace and Tranquility with TOKI's Kyoto Garden Tour

Find Peace and Tranquility with TOKI's Kyoto Garden Tour

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We are proud to present our Kyoto Garden Tourーa journey that explores Kyoto's fine selection of Japanese gardens, or nihon teien (日本庭園). In planning this tour, we worked closely with members of one of the families that is entitled with the task of maintaining many of Kyoto's most famous Japanese gardens.

The tour extends across Kyoto, visiting many of Kyoto's representative gardens. While learning about the aesthetics and philosophies that encompass Japanese gardens, you will come to view these natural wonders from the perspective of those who have been caring from them for generations.

If a garden tour of Kyoto's best Japanese gardens grabs your interest, follow the link below to learn more about it!


RELATED EXPERIENCES

Newly Developed Architectural Tour and Discover the Wonders of Tokyo

Newly Developed Architectural Tour and Discover the Wonders of Tokyo

Get to know Tokyo on a deeper level through our new Tokyo Architectural Tours, and familiarize yourself with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium designer, Kengo Kuma, in our exclusive interview with the architectural master.

On our architecture tours, you will be accompanied by an architectural professional and discover the unique architectonics of the Metropolis while simultaneously gaining a deeper understanding of the history and the stories that lie behind the ever changing urban landscape that Tokyo is.


RELATED EXPERIENCES

comprehensive architecture tour in tokyo

Guided by architecture professional, learn and witness the 400-year history of Tokyo through the surviving traditional and the innovative contemporary works of architecture.

 

fashion and architecture guided tour in tokyo

Explore the architectural grandeur of various fashion stores in the world’s fashion capital with architecture professional.

 

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up close & personal: kengo kuma

Celebrated as one of Japan's leaders in architecture, Kengo Kuma sat down with TOKI for an insightful interview, providing in-depth perspectives on architecture in Japan, Japanese traditional carpenters (miya-daiku), and personal tips for visitors to Japan.

 

TOKI EVENTS is Released

TOKI EVENTS is Released

After crafting numerous special events and gatherings, we have accumulated enough knowledge in the planning and producing process to establish TOKI EVENTS, which will further cater to a wider range of guests and their needs. Whether it's coordinating and catering a meeting space, or curating an inspiration trip for your next excursion, we can organize unique and exclusive activities to create the ultimate event experience for you.

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At TOKI, we strive to organize only the best of experiences for our clients. To ensure a quality experience, we have selected a variety of beautiful venues throughout Japan for you to enjoy the exquisiteness of Japanese arts.

Our staff members are capable of accommodating the various needs of our clients and planning for a wide-spectrum of tailor-made events. We can manage every aspect of your special occasion from site bookings, interior decor design, and exquisite catering options to inviting engaging speakers and distinguished guests – including artists, designers, architects and entrepreneurs.

 

For more details, click below to visit our events page.