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Activites in Yunogo: Ikebana at Kifu no Sato with master Kuroda Koyo

16,Sep 2015 Activities in Yunogo

The Japanese art of flower arrangement (生け花 ikebana – living flowers; 華道 kado – the way of flowers) is more than simply placing flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form that aims to express the natural beauty of the plants used, through arranging them in a harmonious way that draws attention to the shape, line and form of the plants. The plants and flowers used in arrangements at Kifu no Sato are all locally grown and seasonal; carefully selected by Kifu no Sato’s exclusive ikebana master, Kuroda Koyo. On Mondays and Fridays, it is possible to observe Kuroda-sensei at his work.


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Activities in Yunogo: Glass accessory making at aun

14,Sep 2015 Activities in Yunogo

aun is a modest shop in Yunogo that sells mostly jewellery and other accessories made of glass. All of the goods in the shop are skilfully hand crafted in-house by artisan Eda Akihiro. For a sum, Eda-san will demonstrate how to make a glass pendant, and then guide you as you try to make your own.


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Activities in Yunogo: Oyama Viewpoint

07,Sep 2015 Activities in Yunogo


Mountains provide an excellent vantage point from which to observe the changing of the seasons. Where better to observe the reds and oranges of autumn foliage creeping into the still-present summer landscape, than from a viewpoint at the top of a mountain?

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Activities in Yunogo: Pottery at Totogama

02,Sep 2015 Activities in Yunogo

Totogama is another shop run by artisans who offer their atelier to guests who want a chance to try out the craft. At Totogama, for a fee and a fraction of your day, you can give pottery a go under the amiable guidance of an experienced potter. This activity is suitable for people of all ages, and is also family-friendly and enjoyable.


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Yunogo Activities: Glass making at Glass Studio TOOS

16,Aug 2015 Activities in Yunogo


Glass is so ubiquitous in our daily lives that it is almost taken for granted. At Glass Studio TOOS, the glassblowers wield their craft masterfully to produce functional objects of great beauty. From cups with minimalist patterning to small yet striking kanzashi, and from dainty dangling earrings to bold glass quills, every object produced at the studio is unique and usable. The skill of the glassblowers is evident in every object, and it is almost impossible not to feel at least a small measure of awe for the craftsmen when handling and appraising their creations.

Now, you can try making your own glass object, with the expert aid and instruction of the glassblowers at Glass Studio TOOS.

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