In our current world of social distancing, activities aimed at keeping us home whilst still being able to have an enjoyable time, are becoming more and more in demand. Luckily for us, we live in the 21st century where technological innovations allow us to connect with anyone in the world! From the comfort of our own living room, we can learn, experience and accomplish a variety of fun activities and classes run by experts, artists, and educators of specific fields.
If you’ve been wanting to get more acquainted with traditional Japanese culture, this list is right for you. All of these workshops require no prior knowledge or experience and are all run in English. Some classes have a limited number of people who can join so book in early if you want the spot!
Here are half a dozen online workshops that will allow you to learn and experience more of Japan:
1. Virtual Sake Tour and Tasting
Sake Lovers Inc. is holding online tasting parties every Sunday with a variety of small craft sake breweries. This sake experience will include a brewery tour, storytelling of their history and passion for their craft, as well as detailed explanations about their sake and what kind of food it pairs well with. All you need to do to join is buy the brewery’s sake-tasting set online and sign up for the tour you want. They have detailed explanations of each brewery tour on their Facebook page.
Cost: ¥5,000 per guest, plus shipping
Location: Online Zoom
Class Times: Sun. from 5 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes (approx)
Class Size: 8-10 people (max)
- Purchase the sake tasting set in advance
- Prepare all your questions about sake and sake breweries in Japan
Book your spot directly on their website.
2. Green Tea Time
Arigato Japan wants to share the magic of green tea and its special place in Japanese culture. The green tea experience will include easy brewing techniques for a perfect cup of healthy tea as well as knowledge of why tea is so healthy, the different types of tea, green tea pairings, or the secret relationship between green tea and seaweed (nori).
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