Goshuincho Stamp Book Making
and Tea Ceremony
Goshuincho is a book of special seals collected as proof of having visited a temple or shrine. After learning about the tradition and history of the Goshuincho, you will choose, cut, and glue beautiful Japanese washi paper to make your own book.
After making your Goshuincho, you will move to the tatami room where you will learn the proper manners for receiving seals at temples and shrines while enjoying matcha tea and wagashi served by the tea master. The matcha cafe is right behind the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Maybe, you can ask for your first Goshuin seal thereafter the class? *The book can also be used as a diary or scrapbook.
The price varies depending on the group size. Please inquire.
Age: 10+ (Minors must be accompanied by a guardian)
Images of Workshop
About the Instructor
A Graduate of the Tokyo University of Arts.
Former art director at a printing company. She currently holds unique workshops for making hand-made Goshuin seal books at the temples and cafes around Kamakura.
She also organizes and holds workshops for all ages to make accessories and other crafts.
Yufutei is a matcha cafe, just a minute walk from the iconic shrine of Kamakura, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. It is owned by tea master, Mrs. Aoki and legendary rikisha driver, Mr. Aoki. Their friendly hospitality always puts a smile on guests’ faces.
2-5-13 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
about 15-minute walk from JR Kita-Kamakura station