You can experience traditional Japanese culture at 「Tokujuji Temle」in the island of Miyajima that is famous for “Itsukushima Shrine” floating on the sea. It is called okeiko Japan! Do you know おけいこ(okeiko)? To translate it directly, it means a lesson. In okeiko, learning means going from one to ten, and then ten back to the original one. When learning from one to ten and learning back from one again, the each one feels totally different for every person. This means that for every person, everyone step leads to progression.
At this okeiko lesson, you can choose your favorite menu from calligraphy, tea ceremony, Japanese cooking, zazen, sutra and so on. Let’s try starting the first step with the meaning of okieko in the back your head!
At first you will select your favorite kimono to wear. As you experience the culture while wearing kimonos, your energy will be elevated.
While being fully immersed in the atmosphere of Japan, some English-speaking staff can teach rules in English to help deepen your understanding. Furthermore, you can hear various stories about the local characteristics of the culture. For example, kitchenware called “Shamoji” used when serving rice in Japan are said to have originated from Miyajima! If you plan to go to Miyajima, you should visit to “Tokujuji Temple”. There is no doubt that you can have an enjoyable time with learning about the Japanese culture in a calm relaxing atmosphere. The friendly staff will happily take pictures, so do not forget to ask for pictures during this wonderful trip!
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