- Experience Traditional Japanese Culture -【Your opportunity to be part of Kyoto】
"Ami Kyoto" provides Japanese traditional cultural experience such as ikebana, tea ceremony and calligraphy in English for foreign visitors.
The foundation of Japanese traditional culture was laid in the Muromachi period. At that time, people called "ami" protected and promoted the emerging culture, including noh dance and the tea ceremony. They were priests who served a shogun or feudal lord, and sowed the seeds of our classical aesthetic values. Ami emphasised equality, virtue, harmony and calmness in their contribution to cultural development. "Ami Kyoto" continues to spread their spirituality, which still underlies the Japanese culture of today.
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We did both Ikebana and tea ceremony. The hosts were great: informative and funny!
it was a great experience. the introduction class was great and the demonstration beautiful. both of my senseis knew how to answer all questions, and were also really interested and present into the conversation. certainly something special to do in kyoto, a great little piece of the zen feeling and knowlodge.
Our family of 5 went to take the class yesterday. While I was unsure what ikebana was, at the end of the class it became very clear. The instructor has a great mix of history and principle, and then let's you try on your own. Probably the best testimonial is - "When we get home, we need to take more classes and do ikebana". Thanks to this class. If you interested in Japanese culture and learning something new take this class. Highly recommended.