Furoshiki is a square shaped cloth which have been used in Japan since long time ago to wrap items and carry them. This is a super sustainable wrapping tool and also very traditional culture in Japan. In this online experience, you can learn not only how to use it, like wrapping wine bottles and make a small bag by just making some knots with it, but also Japanese manner. After having a Furoshiki lesson, we explore historical area in Kagoshima with Furoshiki bag.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Mikiko.
A lesson of Furoshiki wrapping
Exploring historical area in Kagoshima city. A guide explain about the history related to the area and Kimono culture.
End of the tour
lesson fee, guide & interpreting fee, internet connection fee
I'm managing my availability from March, 2021. It will be updated very soon.
- please prepare a big cloth with you. (square shaped one is favorable. The size would be around 19 - 27 inches.)
- This is a live zoom experience, so please download its free application beforehand. I'll send you a link to join this experience one day before the scheduled day.
- Depending on weather condition, we might stay inside without a stroll.
- You are not allowed to record this live experience.
- I can not take any responsibility about bad internet connections or issues beyond guide's control during the experience. If the screen won't reconnect over 10 minutes, the experience is automatically closed and rescheduled to a convenient day for both.
- I'll record the tour for just checking its quality, not to share it with anyone. If you are uncomfortable with it, please let me know in advance. read more
She was very well prepared, even for questions. This is a very interesting tour for everyone, people with interest in nature, science, food, photography, or onsen. The tour was enjoyable, well organized, informative and persuasive. Mikiko gave clear explanations in fluent English. She has a good sense of humor. I will definitely visit Sakurajima!
Dear Natsuko, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! I really appreciate it!! I’m very happy to know you like it. Please come and stay on Mt.Sakurajima with your friends and enjoy the energy of the volcano ^ ^ Best regards, Mikiko
We recently did the “Online experience: Furoshiki Lesson and Stroll Historical Area” with Mikiko. We have a unique connection to Kagoshima in that we have a dear friend who lives there. Ayano was a foreign exchange student who stayed with us in the summer of 1987. Ayano is the person who does the Furoshiki lesson and she is a Kimono master. Mikiko is super easy to communicate with both online (written communication) and on the virtual tour (verbal communication). The Furoshiki lesson was learning how to utilize the ancient custom of using squares of cloth to wrap items and carry items. Mikiko translated as Ayano demonstrated and I now know how to wrap a gifts that will amaze my friends, since I’m not known to be very crafty! Our walk to the Kagoshima Castle was quite nice. I loved l... read more
Thank you, Janet! I'm very happy to have you this virtual tour and reunion of you and Ayano! When you visit Kagoshima, I would be definitely happy to take you many interesting and cultural places with teacher Ayano!! Let's take a walk in Kimono with a furoshiki bag! I'm very looking forward to meeting you some day in the near future!!
I had Mikiko undertake some research for me in the Kagoshima area . Her English is excellent and she had valuable local contacts . She kept me well informed . I was really happy with what she did for me . Thanks
Dear Ian, Thank you for such wonderful review! I’d like to show my appreciation for giving an opportunity to have such a fascinating job. If you have a chance to come to Kagoshima, please let me know and guide you to places which are related to this research. Best wishes, Mikiko
We had a great tour with Mikiko. We saw the garden and the volcano erupted for us. I'm short of internet minutes or I would write a lot more. I highly recommend Mikiko as a guide.
Dear John, Thank you for the great review! That was perfect timing to see the eruption of the volcano! I’m so happy to know you enjoyed it. I hope your trip continues safely and you and your friends have fantastic time! Thank you very much for having a tour with me. Best regards, Mikiko
We had a fantastic day in Kagoshima with Mikiko-san. She took us to the beautiful Sen fan en Gardens, then to a wonderful lunch in downtown Kagoshima; her English is excellent she’s very pleasant, well-informed, and charming. It couldn’t have been better! Highly recommended!
Dear Molly, Thank you for such wonderful review!! I’m very happy to have a tour for you! It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed the view very much. And I’m very happy to know you like the lunch in downtown. I hope you bring fun and wonderful memories in Japan back to your country ! And someday please come back to Japan!! Thank you for choosing me as a guide. If I have another chance to do it for you, I would be very thrilled!! Best regards, Mikiko