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Symbol of strong life force’ASA’ ,hemp

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Symbol of strong life force’ASA’ ,hemp

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Japanese
art class

Symbol of strong life force’ASA’ ,hemp

art class

Symbol of strong life force’ASA’ ,hemp

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Japanese

What you'll do

Symbol of strong life force’ASA’ . Discover the power of sacred hemp rope. We’ll go to my office where you’ll learn the traditions, history, and powerful life-force properties of asa—Japanese hemp—focusing on the relationship between Shinto and asa. Today, fewer than 60 people produce asa in Japan, and their numbers decrease every year. Asa is used for making sacred ropes for the holiest of shrines, and is reserved for the loincloths of the highest-ranking “yokozuna" (champion) sumo wrestlers. We’ll make a Japanese amulet together from the highest quality asa, which you can keep to bring good luck on your travels. Finally, we will head to the Ebisu shrine to see the sacred asa rope in practice and learn more about its meaning.

Your host

Learn more about Takaharu

Takaharu

I am the president of Asa College and the CEO of Japan’s first hemp-wear brand, which makes clothes out of asa. I feel that it's necessary for the next generation to preserve the traditions of this ancient fiber. I've been studying this for over twenty years, focusing specifically on the relationship between asa and Shinto and animism.

What's included

Equipment
Asa Japanese-made asa (raw hemp)

Where you'll be

My place is near Ebisu station, an area popular among young people for its many breweries, stylish cafes, and restaurants.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. People who are interested in hemp in Japan

What to bring

Towel

More tips

Please come with an enthusiastic attitude.

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Takaharu
Symbol of strong life force’ASA’ ,hemp
New experience
$130/person
New experience
$130/person