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Learn to play a traditional harp

music lesson

Learn to play a traditional harp

35 reviews
Check local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
music lesson

Learn to play a traditional harp

music lesson

Learn to play a traditional harp

35 reviews
Check local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Learn to play the traditional Japanese musical instrument "KOTO", and enjoy tea ceremony experience, delicious green tea and seasonal Japanese sweets! ^^^^^^^^^^^^ The traditional Japanese stringed instrument, the koto, is renowned for both its healing tones and elegant shape. During this workshop, you will have a chance to play the koto and hear and feel for yourself the echoes of antiquity that ring in each note of this beautiful instrument. First, I'll explain about the history of Koto. Koto has long histroy. And I play the classical Koto song for demonstration. Next, let's learn the tuning of Koto. This instrument has various tunings of scales, but this time we will make a basic tuning together. And next, let's learn how to read the score. It is a unique score that is completely different from the Western score. Then, put the finger picks of Koto and play it together. Feel the beautiful sound you make and enjoy Japanese song! After playing the koto, you will be served matcha green tea and seasonal Japanese sweets in a tea ceremony by a master from the Urasenke tea school. It is a home-like tea ceremony, so let's relax and chat. Spend an emotionally fulfilling time with me in this calming environment to creatively explore and stimulate all five of your senses. We have prepared a variety of workshops which allow participants to explore and hone their five sense

Yumi , Yuki, Koito's commitment to safety

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Yumi , Yuki, Koito

Hi I'm Yumi. I'm a Koto performer and composer. I'm a teacher of Koto and shamisen and also master of tea ceremony of Urasenke school. I believe that Japanese traditional culture has the power to make people's mind peaceful and to heal tiredness. Then I've started activities that people in the world can enjoy Japanese culture. When I was young, I founede an information technology company. In those days I was so dedicated to my work I took the last train home every night. At the time, my consolations were practicing the koto harp and the tea ceremony. I was able to forget my problems and free my mind, which refreshed me. I got hooked on that pleasant feeling. The more deeply I studied them, the more the rich world of Japanese culture enchanted me. I'd like to introduce such a wonderful experience and enjoy it together!

What's included

Food
Japanese seasonal sweets
Drinks
High quality Matcha greentea
Equipment
Koto harp, tradtional Musical instrument

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Where you'll be

This cultural experience is set in a cozy Japanese l house. It is surrounded by the seasonal beauty of Kyoto. Our house is not a place where many tourists visit, but it is a homely and relaxing place, as if invited by a friend's house in Kyoto. Rather than being a luxurious tourist destination, you will be able to get a glimpse of the ordinary Koyoto people's lives.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. nothing

More tips

If you can't find our house and arrive late or something happens, don't hesitate to call us 07052623770 or send the message in this site.

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Yumi , Yuki, Koito
Learn to play a traditional harp
35 reviews
G$11,035/person
35 reviews
G$11,035/person