Play with Scents in the Historical Area of the Aoyama Clan
Workshop at the Historical Area of the Aoyama Clan: Playing with Scents
Workshops are held in the Historical Area of the Aoyama Clan that present a simplified version of Genjiko, which is one style of Kodo (“Way of Incense,” a fun ceremony to identify types of incense).
Participants try to identify which of five types of incense are the same, using diagrams derived from symbols that appear (Genjiko-no-Zu) in the Tale of Genji to indicate their answer. Participants will receive a scented insert (Fumiko, or “letter incense”) as a free gift.
The participation fee is 500 yen per person. (The admission fee to the Historical Area of the Aoyama Clan must also be paid as follows: Adults: 300 yen, High school and university students: 200 yen, Elementary and junior high school students: 100 yen)
Make your reservation now. (Same-day applications are possible but may be declined under certain circumstances.) Hours for participation: 9:00 to 15:00
Apply to the Historical Area of the Aoyama Clan.
The facilities are open from 9:00 to 17:00.
Closed on Mondays. (If Monday is a holiday, the facility is open and then closed the next day.)
|48 Kitashinmachi, Tambasasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture
|Southwest of the Sasayama Post Office
|Free parking is available for up to five cars. There is also a city parking lot next door that is free for one hour.
|Access by train and bus
|Go to the Sasayamaguchi Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line and take a bus to the Nikaimachi bus stop. It’s a 5-minute walk to the Historical Area of the Aoyama Clan from there.
|Access by car
|About 10 minutes east from the Tannan Sasayamaguchi Exit from the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway.
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