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Shinobazu Sakura-side Street Pop-up

- Ueno Traditional Eats & Workshops on Tiny Tea Terrace-


On this page you will find a list of all the hands-on workshops taking place within the event. Whichever workshop you choose to attend, you are guaranteed to experience the charm and traditions of Japan and interact in depth with local people.


Most of the content can be learnt and enjoyed simply by watching and imitating. We therefore believe that we can transcend language barriers and have fun together.


Regarding the Shinobazu History Talks, while the historical maps and illustrations are universally enjoyable, please note that most of the narrative is delivered in Japanese.
Some of our programs offer the option for advance booking.



Cord Brading Workshop


Time Taken : 60minutes

Price : 1,000yen

Capacity : 4 people

Date & Time

23rd March 1:00PM - 2:00PM

23rd March 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Kumihimo is a traditional craft that has developed uniquely in Japan in the 1500 years since it was introduced from the continent. A variety of colours and patterns can be expressed in a single line of cord.



A traditional Japanese game played with a fan

Lecturer : Ms. Kaori OSHIMA

Time Taken : 5minutes

Price : FREE

Capacity : 10 people

Date & Time

24th March 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Tousenkyo is an elegant and amusing game popular in the Edo period that can be enjoyed by men and women of all ages and genders.

The fan-shaped target is called a 'butterfly' and the base on which the target is placed is called a 'pillow'. The point is determined by the position of the fan when it is thrown and falls. The names of the layouts are based on proper names from the classic novel "The Tale of Genji".



Japanese stringed musical instrument

Nippon-no-Shirabe Project Team

Time Taken : 30minutes

Price : FREE

Capacity : 15 people


24th March, 3:00PM-4:00PM

The sounds of koto and shakuhachi in the Japanese spring are special.


"Spring Sea"

"Koto Koryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku"

"Sakura Sakura"

"Oboro Tsukiyo (Oboro Moonlit Night)"

"Kaze no Torimichi"


Koto player Mika Tanaka

Shakuhachi player Yoshitaka Sato



Combination of Japanese MISO soup and calligraphy


Time Taken : 30minutes

Price : 1,000yen

Capacity : 10 people

Date & Time

30th March 11:00AM - 12:00PM

30th March 1:00PM - 2:00PM

"MISOSHIRU" (Miso soup) is a traditional Japanese food. "SHO" (Japanese caligraphy) is the ancient Japanese art of writing with charcoal ink and brush. This is an original art programme that no Japanese has yet experienced by combining these two.



Roasting Dumpling with hearth box

by Tsuruse

Time Taken : 10-15minutes

Price : Dumpling fee

Capacity : 4 people at a time

Date & Time

24th March 11:00AM - 12:00PM

31st March 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tsuruse is a charming Japanese confectionery and dessert shop located in Yushima area. Specializing in traditional Japanese sweets, Tsuruse always offers a delightful "WAGASHI" (Japanese confectionery). This time you will have the special experience of roasting and eating their dumplings yourself at hearth.



OBI (kimono belt) tying workshop

by Kimono Ikenohata Fujii

Time Taken : 30minutes

Price : 500yen

Capacity : 5 people at a time

Date & Time :

31st March 1:00PM-2:00PM

31st March 3:00PM-4:00PM

This is an obi tying experience programme offered by "Kimono Ikenohata Fujii", a long-established shop in Ikenohata Nakacho. The programme uses belts called "hanhaba obi" or "kaku obi". You will learn how to tie easy-to-wear knots and tips on how to tie the most major and stylish knots.



Local History Talk Session

by Shinobazu Ikemachi Meeting

Price : Free

Capacity : 20people

Date & Time :

30th March 3:00PM-4:00PM

We will bring old photos, old drawings and old maps of the Ueno area and invite local elders and researchers as guests to learn about the history of the neighbourhood.


The programme will be conducted mainly in Japanese and will be held in a casual format, with participants free to jump in and join in.




March 23rd (Sat), 24th (Sun), 30th (Sat), 31st (Sun), 2024



11:00 AM - 5:00 PM



Shinobazu Street Triangle Plaza (in front of Juusanya and Kushi-ten, and Izu Ei Honpo)

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>>>Workshop Hours

Scheduled for each day: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Event may be canceled in case of rain or inclement weather.

Some programs allow for advance reservations.

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