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Japanese Paper Folding for Daily Use at Mogasakian Teahouse

Become a cultured person by practicing the traditional technique of folding washi paper! This popular lecture held in the 2021 Premium Course has been improved and is being held again!

Operation Period

September 25, 2022 (Sun)

Time Required

About 2 hours 30 minutes

Number of Participants



3,000 JPY– (tax included)

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"An unforgettable experience! Discover traditional Japanese culture right here in the old castle town of Sendai!” PROGRAM SERIES 5 of 2022!

Did you know that you can find an example of teahouse architecture at "Mogasakian," located behind Dainenji-yama Park in Taihaku Ward, Sendai City? In 1967, a building originally built in the Meiji period and located on Jozenji-dori Avenue was relocated and repurposed as a teahouse in Dainenji-yama Park. Every month we host programs for visitors to experience traditional Japanese culture, Sendai culture, and tea ceremony at the historical "Mogasakian" teahouse!

In this session we will learn about how to do paper folding for daily use using special Japanese paper. Japanese people have been using folded paper in their daily lives since ancient times, and it is also said to be the original form of origami. This beautiful Japanese tradition that has continued and developed for about 600 years. Why don't you learn how to make use of Japanese paper made in Miyagi Prefecture, “Yagyu Washi”, and other Japanese paper for your daily life?

【Guest Target】Elementary school students and older(※Elementary school students should be accompanied by a guardian.)
【No. of Participants】10 (accepted by order of application)
【Participation Fee】Adult 3,500 yen, junior high school and younger 2,500 yen (includes tea and insurance)
【Things to Bring】Writing tool (pencil or mechanical pencil), cutter knife, ruler (20cm is best, but 30cm also OK), and 1 pair of clean socks to change into at the entrance to the teahouse.
※Please wear a face mask while inside the building.
◆ We will sit on the tatami mat floor, but we will also have folding chairs available. Please let us know if you need to use one at the event when you apply.
◆ If you don’t want to join the tea experience, please let us know when you apply.

<Program Schedule>
9:30 Reception Start
10:00 Session 1: "Folding Japanese Paper for Daily Use"
Instructor: Teruko Hatakeyama, Japanese Traditional Culture Researcher

Session 2: “Matcha Experience”
Instructor: Executive Committee for the Revitalization of Morinomiyako, Urasenke Tea Master, Ono Sensei

Session 3: "Tea Ceremony at Senan Teahouse with tables and chairs in eight-mat tea room"
Instructor: Tea Master Dogen Shimizu of the Ishu Shimizu School

*To avoid overcrowding, we will rotate groups between the different sessions.

12:30 Program Ends

Experience Program NameJapanese Paper Folding for Daily Use at Mogasakian Teahouse
Activity LocationMogasakian teahouse
Time RequiredAbout 2 hours 30 minutes
Operation PeriodSeptember 25, 2022 (Sun)
Start Time10:00
Minimum number of participants5people
Maximum number of participants15people
Important notes regarding participation* Considering the health and safety of both the participants and the management staff, we ask that you wear a face mask and cooperate with cough etiquette as part of measures to prevent infection from the new coronavirus. Also, visitors with over a 37.5℃ body temperature should refrain from joining the event.

*What to bring: Please prepare "one pair of socks" to change into when you take off your shoes at the entrance.
*Folding chairs are available for those who have difficulty sitting in the tatami room, so please let us know when you apply if you need them.
1 Participant (insurance included) 3,000 JPY (Tax included)
Junior high school or younger participant (insurance included) 2,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceLecture fee, green tea experience fee.
Method of PaymentPlease pay cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesIn case of changes or cancellations, please contact us as soon as possible.
Meeting Spot10-20, 3-Chome, Mogasakian, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0843
Mogasakian, inside the front entrance.
Meeting TimePlease complete reception by 10 minutes before the start of the program. (Also, please pay participation fee at the reception.)
Access【Municipal Bus】Board the bus bound for "Wild Plants Garden (Yasoen)" at bus stop No. 6 at the Sendai Station West Bus Pool. Get off at the final stop, "Yasoen-mae," then walk 5 minutes.

(bus to event)Sendai Station Departure 9:13 - "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 9:31
(return bus) "Yasoen-mae" Departure 12:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 12:55
"Yasoen-mae" Departure 13:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 13:55
・Room for 10 cars (parking shared with Senan, free).
・On days these programs take place, participants may use the Yasoen botanical gardens parking lot as well.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursStaff can speak simple English.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English