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Deep Dive into the World of Daruma Dolls provided by eight one management co.

Deep Dive into the World of Daruma Dolls

Deep Dive into the World of Daruma Dolls
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First of all, please check Instagram: #wasabijpdoll #wasabijp we are "wasabi experience project" This project provides Japan's carefully selected superb experiences. Daruma dolls are round-shaped dolls that have long been loved by the Japanese as good luck charms that help realize people’s wishes. In this one-hour workshop, you can create your original colorful daruma doll. Choose your favorite fabric, cut and paste it onto the daruma’s body, and paint a face on it. As daruma and fabrics are two of Chofu’s main specialties, this makes a perfect souvenir of your visit to the city. While waiting for the glue to dry, engage in fun little daruma-themed games or take pictures with a daruma mask on your head. Tea will also be served at this time. This is a great way to get a quick hands-on experience of Japanese culture while putting your creativity to work.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
  • 1.Meet your instructor at the daruma shop Daru-chan No Ouchi, near the entrance of Jindaiji Temple.(10 min) 2.Choose a fabric. This is probably the toughest, yet most fun part of the process. There are so many beautiful fabrics to choose from that you may have a hard time picking just one.(5 min) 3.Write your wishes on the body of the daruma and paint daruma’s face on the fabric.(10 min) 4.Cut the fabric into various-sized pieces depending on the print and pattern, and paste them onto the daruma’s body. Let your imagination run wild. Maybe a masterpiece is in the making! (30 min) 5.Leave the glue to dry. Meanwhile, engage in fun daruma-themed games and take pictures while enjoying some Japanese tea and daruma senbei.(15 min) 6.The session concludes. Daruma’s sharp glance is believed to repel bad luck, so place it somewhere near you so that it can always watch over you and protect you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • 1.Meet your instructor at the daruma shop Daru-chan No Ouchi, near the entrance of Jindaiji Temple.(10 min) 2.Choose a fabric. This is probably the toughest, yet most fun part of the process. There are so many beautiful fabrics to choose from that you may have a hard time picking just one.(5 min) 3.Write your wishes on the body of the daruma and paint daruma’s face on the fabric.(10 min) 4.Cut the fabric into various-sized pieces depending on the print and pattern, and paste them onto the daruma’s body. Let your imagination run wild. Maybe a masterpiece is in the making! (30 min) 5.Leave the glue to dry. Meanwhile, engage in fun daruma-themed games and take pictures while enjoying some Japanese tea and daruma senbei.(15 min) 6.The session concludes. Daruma’s sharp glance is believed to repel bad luck, so place it somewhere near you so that it can always watch over you and protect you.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59185P35
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Instructor
  • Material fee
  • Japanese tea
  • Tax
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • だるチャンのおうち, Japan, 〒182-0017 Tokyo, Chofu, Jindaiji Motomachi, 5-chōme−5−1 From Keio Line Chofu Station (North exit) take bus No.56 (showing “鷹56”) bound for mitakastation and alight at Jindaiji bus stop. take bus No.06 (showing “吉06”) bound for mitakastation and alight at Jindaijientrance bus stop.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children aged under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Instructor
  • Material fee
  • Japanese tea
  • Tax
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • だるチャンのおうち, Japan, 〒182-0017 Tokyo, Chofu, Jindaiji Motomachi, 5-chōme−5−1 From Keio Line Chofu Station (North exit) take bus No.56 (showing “鷹56”) bound for mitakastation and alight at Jindaiji bus stop. take bus No.06 (showing “吉06”) bound for mitakastation and alight at Jindaijientrance bus stop.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children aged under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Layla L
Trier, Germany18 contributions
Wonderful Class with Keiko-san
I booked two experiences with Keiko-san to create one Chofu daruma and one mini daruma doll. Nakano-san from Wasabi (eight one management) helped me arrange these two lessons in ome day. This is one of the most memorable experience and meaningful souvenirs I got from my previous trip in Tokyo. I had great conversations (in Japanese, but they can arrange a translator if needed) with Keiko-san. We stayed together in her cozy shop on a rainy day, surrounded by darumas she produced. Even if you are not taking the workshop, the tiny store is worth a visit and soba in the surrounding area has good reputation. I had to take a taxi from the station, instead of Bus, otherwise I was going to be late to the workshop and I was coming from another experience with Wasabi which was at another location. Keiko-san take really nice photos and videos of your process. Afterwards, we had tea and snack, and even played games together! I would love to buy that board game that she made herself. Highly recommend this experience!
Written 5 March 2020
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By: eight one management co.
hjxu
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Great!
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layrei
layrei
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Wonderful Class with Keiko-san
I booked two experiences with Keiko-san to create one Chofu daruma and one mini daruma doll. Nakano-san from Wasabi
layrei
layrei
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Unique Experience
I booked overall three experiences with Wasabi (eight one management), and Nakano-san was very organized and made a
Shingology
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The head priest was friendly and funny.
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Joel S
Joel S
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Great experience!
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Wonderful experience!
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Fantastic Experience
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Something fun and different
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