Hi!, my name’s Wakana.
I have set-up the Wakalture Experience as I want to teach Japanese culture in a fun way to visitors of Japan.
At the moment I offer calligraphy classes, cooking(Udon maing) classes, origami making classes and I can also guide visitors around the local area. (Nearby there are two famous shrines, as well as Akihabara & Ueno).
What’s special at Wakalture?
No translators at Wakalture
Using translators could bring misunderstandings sometimes and they convey less information. I want to communicate with visitors directly so that everyone can understand everything clearly. I’m not a native English speaker but I will do my best!! I love talking to people from all over the world:)
Really “REAL” Japan
I only teach visitors things for which I have licenses, experiences in and know about well.
There are many culture classes for tourists like mine, but I wonder how many of them are licensed.
This is my licenses. On the right, this is my license to teach Calligraphy so that has my Calligraphy name, Gagou(雅号). My Calligraphy name is 美香(Bikou). The first letter 美(Bi) is from my teacher and 香(kou) is from my real name:) I’ve been practicing Calligraphy for 22 years.
On the left, it’s my license of National Dietician. I learnt Nutriton at Kagawa Nutriton University and have worked as a dietician.
My main goal is to help visitors to Japan have a memorable time here in Japan:)
Calligraphy class for fun (Beginner) ¥3,500
Advanced class is ¥8,000 (Adult only)
Cooking(Udon noodle) +α class ¥7,000~
For family, these classes are kids price available:)
Tea ceremony ¥8,000
As I have no license for it, I introduce a local tea ceremony school only 5 minutes away from Wakalture.
Let me know if you wish to wear Kimono during the experience:)
Handmade Origami earrings (¥1,000)
There are more various and colours at Wakalture:)
Origami folding ¥1,000
Mini tour(1 hour) ¥1,500