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1. Enjoy an Autumn Day

It’s Culture Day—Try your hand at traditional arts and crafts!

The Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens may be the best place to visit on November 3, because on Culture Day (national holiday) this very historic site will offer intriguing programs to make it a truly cultural day for you. If you don’t speak Japanese, don’t worry. English-speaking staff will be available for the “warabotchi” and “nodate” programs.

(1) Date

Tuesday, November 3 (Culture Day)

(2) Program

<1> “Warabotchi” straw craft-making experience

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In front of Maroya (in case of rain, Rest facility)

Visitors can experience making a “warabotchi”flower vase.

Gardens staff

50 yen (Gardens admission fee not included)
Pre-registration is not required. Just come by during the program hours. The program ends when materials are no longer available.

Warabotchi flower vase

What is “warabotchi”?

For protection from the cold and as decoration, plants are covered with straw called “warabotchi.” In Tokyo, warabotchi can be seen at several parks and gardens.

<2> “Nodate” outdoor tea ceremony

From 11 a.m. to around 3 p.m. (To be held six times: twice in the morning, four times in the afternoon)

Pine grove (in case of rain, Kantoku-tei)

Participants can watch tea prepared by the Edosenke school and enjoy tea.

Free (Gardens admission fee required)

Cooperation by:
Edosenke Goto tea master and students
Pre-registration is not required. For each tea ceremony, the first 30 visitors can participate.

Outdoor tea ceremony (2014)