What you'll do
My house is surrounded beautiful mountains. Japanese country side people live by incorporating the surrounding nature. End of the year, we make Shimenawa, a sacred Shinto rope of rice straw and flowers and leaves in a mountain. We make the Shimenawa because we pray our healthy and happiness for next year. And we put it the end of December and New year. We go to the mountain to put special leaves and flowers and citron. After getting it, we come back our house and make the Shimenawa. We use rice straw that we got our rice field. We wash and twist the rice straw and make a beautiful shape. It becomes a foundation of Shimenawa. And we put leaves and flowers in the foundation of Shimenawa. You can take it home the Shimenawa. After make the Shimenawa, we drink tee together.
I have made a sacred Shinto rope of rice straw every end of year since I was children. It is almost 63 years. We live in the mountain house. I would like to tell you our life of normal country side culture. We live with nature and our original culture is from around nature. We grow up in the mountain and I know well where is those elements in the mountain. And also I host many guests in our house. I love to talk and share our culture to my guests.
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Where you'll be
We go to mountain where there is no people to pick up flowers. There was my house about 60 years ago and I grew up the mountain. Tourist doesn't know the place. Because it is a private mountain. After pick up the flowers and leaves, we come back to my house guests can stay as an Airbnb.
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Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
Please put on warm clothes you can get dirty and long pants. And put on boots. Because we go to the snow mountain. It is very very cold.
Make Shimenawa, sacred shrine rope
£32 per person
£32 per person