No.118Gripped Sumi Experience
Adult/Child 1,650 yen(including tax)
A room charge occurs if you rent a meeting room for a big group.
All season program Required
Approx. 40 minutes for a small group. Language Japanese,English
You can have an experience of creating "gripped sumi" by squeezing raw ink with your hands in a workshop filled with the drifting scents of classical Japan.
In addition to creating your own personal, nuanced Nara sumi (and keeping your hands clean), you can also take part in a workshop tour and a lesson on sumi.
Please experience the aroma, the softness, and the warmth in the moment that you grip raw sumi.
You can take your gripped sumi home with you in a Paulownia wooden box, from a world where the shape of your hand and fingerprints mold your own original, one of a kind creation.
|Program||Gripped Sumi Experience|
|Available time period||
All season program
|Available time period Detail||This program is available between 9:00 and 18:00.
Please make a reservation by 21:00 on the day before your preferred date. Please inquire about availability earlier than that.
|Required time||Approx. 40 minutes for a small group.|
|Schedule||1. History of Nara sumi and introduction of materials (20 mins)
2. Actual demonstration (10 mins)
3. Experience gripping sumi yourself (10 mins)
4. Carry it home in a Paulownia wooden box
|group / party||Up to 200 participants can be accepted.|
|Requirements for participation||Available to all ages
Minimum: 1 participant
Maximum: 200 participants
|Included in this fee||Making gripped sumi fee|
|Address of meeting location||
547 Sanjo-cho, Nara-city, Nara-prefecture
5-min. walk from JR Nara Station
10-min. walk from Kintetsu Nara Station
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|Pick Up Service||No pick up service available|
|Payment method||The payment is accepted in cash or with a credit card on the spot.|
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|Please experience the aroma, the softness, and the warmth in the moment that you grip raw sumi.|
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Mr. Yoshiteru NAGANO
Why don’t you try to create Sumi which is one of the Nara’s traditional crafts, in our workshop filled with the drifting scents of ancient Japan?
Starting with the lecture about Nara Sumi, we show you the raw ink shaping demonstration by a sumi craftsman. Then, you can make your own “Gripped Sumi” by your hands and take it home with you.
An experience you can only find in Nara. Won’t you try making high-quality ink with your hands?
Address:547 Sanjo-cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture