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<!–:en–>Calligraphy and Sake Tasting<!–:–>

Calligraphy or known as “Shodou” in japanese which means the art of writing while sake is known as a japanese rice wine.

Me and my wife we”re invited in a calligraphy and sake tasting last June 06, 2009 by my japanese teacher who is specializing in Japanese Culture Program.

On our way to MON Restaurant in Iidabashi, we dropped by in a traditional street called “hide and sick street” because of it”s maze style and the fences were made of antique woods.

fence

We also dropped by in a Japanese Temple which is well known as a temple for wealth, so we were told to pray and offered money for the temple.

temple

On the restaurant itself, the owner told us a brief history of their restaurant which is really interesting and amazing because it is made of traditional materials such as woods that are used for several years and the owner itself was the architecture.

After a short introduction of ourselves me and my wife wrote a calligraphy. With the assistance of the calligraphy teachers we wrote a kanji character which means “kokoro (heart)”.

calli3

Some activities have finished, so now it”s time for our most awaited part.. sake tasting!

We were served with a bowl of sake and several bottles of beer plus some delicious dishes which we really enjoyed while getting to know more of the other visitors.

We all have fun and it”s a wonderful experienced which i will never forget especially the calligraphy which became the first “Master Piece” for me and my wife.

To learn more about japanese culture please visit NANAMI International homepage link below:

http://www.773int.jp



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