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BT0020 Matsushima Town
Participants will enjoy wearing a kimono – the traditional attire of Japan – and study about Japanese culture and the culture of disaster of Matsushima, as well as other areas of Tohoku.
Participants can choose the kimono they wish to wear from over 100 options. Staff are on hand to help the decision, as well as help to put it on. Once the participants are immersed in Japanese culture body and soul, the program begins with a Furoshiki workshop. A Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth and can be used in a wide variety of stylish ways, such as using as a bag or wrapping bottles. This program will also introduce the various ways a Furoshiki can be used in the event of a disaster. (You can take the Furoshiki home as a souvenir.)
A panoramic view of Matsushima Bay can be seen from the venue of the program on the 4th floor. Participants can look out and gain a better idea of the area while hearing the situation at the time of the disaster. Participants can enjoy walking around Matsushima in the kimono after the workshop (until 5:00 pm).
We hope participants will become familiar with Japan and enjoy the beauty of Matsushima while wearing Kimono which is the spirit of Japanese culture. We also want to let participants know just how useful the traditional Japanese Furoshiki wrapping cloth is in a disaster or when traveling.
6,500 yen (you can take the Furoshiki used in this program home as a souvenir)
Earthquake / Tsunami
Aftermath of a disaster (72 hours) / Reconstruction
Workshop / Other (Kimono experience)
rental kimono Ume luv