Kamakura Museum Tour

Tour of the Kamakura Museum of National Treasures and the Kamakura-bori (Kamakura-style lacquerware) Museum, Shojin-ryori (Buddhist vegan cuisine) lunch served on Kamakura-bori ware, and visit to a Kamakura-bori studio.

Distinct from the culture of Kyoto and Nara led by royalty and nobles, the simple and robust Kamakura culture was formed at a unique time in Japanese history where the spirit of the samurai warriors was cultivated under shogunate governance. Most representative in the spirit of Zen, the Buddhist sect that flourished in Kamakura brought skilled master craftsmen from all over the country to create Buddhist statues and images. Many of those that remain are displayed at the Kamakura Kokuhoukan ("Museum of National Treasures") and explain the roots of Kamakura-bori lacquerware. 

We offer participants of this event a one-of-a-kind rare opportunity to learn about the treasures and crafts of Kamakura and their history through a lecture given by the curators of the museums. 

After visiting the two museums, participants will enjoy a traditional Buddhist "shojin-ryori" vegan cuisine lunch served on exquisite Kamakura-bori lacquerware dishes, and take a one-time only tour of a Kamakura-bori artisan’s private studio. 

English interpretation will be provided throughout the event.

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                          Date & Time : Feb 16th, Sat 2019   11:00am – 2:30pm

 

   Tour includes those;

    1. Kamakura Museum of National Treasures (Kamakura Kokuhoukan Museum) Tour

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

    2. Kamakura-bori Museum Tour

 

 

    3. A traditional Buddhist "shojin-ryori" vegan cuisine lunch served on exquisite Kamakura-bori lacquerware

        dishes at the museum cafe

   

    4. Private Kamakura-bori Studio Tour, tour of old Kamakura-bori items at the Kamakura-bori store.

 

​    They are all within walking distance, and we will let you know the meeting point when you signed up.

  ●Fee: ¥4,800 including museum admission fees, private kamakura-bori studio tour, lunch with 1 drink, English translation

    *We take Paypal or bank transfer deposit. Detail will be provided by e-mail when you signed up.

Tours at two museums and the private Kamakura-bori studio are all our private tours, and curators will give us​explanation of the artworks in Japanese and our interpreter will interpret to English for English-speaking participants.

At those museums, the information in English is normally limited, so this would be a great opportunity for the ones who are interested in Japanese art especially in the one that was influenced by samurai worriers here in Kamakura.

This is a casual tour so ones who are not so familiar with Japanese art could enjoy, and you are welcome to ask questions to the curators.

​After you learned the basics of Japanese Buddhist statues and Kamakura-bori art, visiting temples would be even more interesting and enjoyable.

  ●How to by ticket: Please make a payment by clicking the blue button below no later than 4pm on Feb 15th Friday. 

                           

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                               *If you would like to attend with your child/children, please contact us by e-mail or send a

                                message to us by the contact form below.

                                localfocus55@gmail.com 

 

 

Tours at two museums and the private Kamakura-bori studio are all our private tours, and curators will give us​explanation of the artworks in Japanese and our interpreter will interpret to English for English-speaking participants.

At those museums, the information in English is normally limited, so this would be a great opportunity for the ones who are interested in Japanese art especially in the one that was influenced by samurai worriers here in Kamakura.

This is a casual tour so ones who are not so familiar with Japanese art could enjoy, and you are welcome to ask questions to the curators.

​After you learned the basics of Japanese Buddhist statues and Kamakura-bori art, visiting temples would be even more interesting and enjoyable.

<Cancellation and Refund Policy>

If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so by emailing localfocus@gmail.com with your full name that you used for the payment. If you are not able to attend the event, a substitute can be sent in your place at no extra charge.

 

●Cancellation 5 days or more before the event (Notification by e-mail by Feb 11 2019, Japan Time)– Full refund

●A refund of 20% will be given for cancellations received between 4 days prior to 2 days to the start of the event 

   (Notification by e-mail by Feb 14 2019, Japan Time)

●No refund will be issued for cancellations received within 1 days of the event, nor failure to attend

   

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