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Japanese flower arrangement (Ikebana), Edo Sashimono, Kimono dressing

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Workshop

Let’s enjoy and experience Japanses traditional culture in the Hama-rikyu Gardens.
The workshops of Japanese flower arrangement (Ikebana), Edo Sashimono and Kimono dressing. will be held at the Hama-rikyu Gardens. This is a valuable opportunity to come in contact with traditional culture in a Japanese traditional garden well-known as a “metropolitan oasis.” Guidance is available in English and we will hand out the manual in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. You can join the program at the venue on that day, so feel free to come.

The program change announcement due to the rainy weather:
Kimono dressing program on October 21 and 22 would be photo taking in a booth only, if it is rain. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your cooperation.

The experience program of Kimono dressing has been cancelled for October 22 at Hama-rikyu Gardens.
Please understand in advance that parts of the program (Flower arrangement・Edo Sashimono) may be changed or cancelled due to sudden weather changes. We will also post information on any changes or cancellations on this website.

Japanese flower arrangement (Ikebana)

After the instructor arranged flowers as a sample, the participant arranges flowers each along the sample. You can take a picture and take flowers home with you.

11:00-, 13:00-, 14:00- (Last entry at 14:00)
Capacity: 60 people / day
Participation fee: Free (Apply on the day) *Admission fee is required.

Edo Sashimono [Making chopsticks]

Sashimono, the art of traditional Japanese joinery, refers to the creation of items used in everyday life, such as boxes, shelves, desks and dressers, by using a woodworking ruler to measure boards and then fitting them snugly together. In this workshop, we will use these techniques to make wooden chopsticks.

10:30-, 11:30-, 13:30-, 14:30-, 15:30- (Last entry at 15:30)
Capacity: 40 people / day
Participation fee: 500 yen (Apply on the day) *Admission fee is required.

Kimono dressing

Once dressed, you will be able to walk around Hama-rikyu Gardens in Japanese clothes which are furisode (long-sleeved kimono), casual kimono for female, monpuku (crested kimono) for male and kimono for children.

9:30-15:00 (Last entry at 15:00)
Capacity: 100 people / day
Participation fee: Free (Apply on the day) *Admission fee is required.


Tokyo Tradition Office, Arts Council Tokyo  
TEL: 03-5428-3655(10:00-18:00)


Outdoor Booths in Hama-rikyu Gardens



Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by and in Cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government  
Supported by
Tokyo Metropolitan Tea Ceremony / Flower Arrangement Federation (Japanese flower arrangement), Edo Sashimono cooperative association (Edo Sashimono), The Cultural Foundation for Promoting the National Costume of Japan (Kimono dressing)