Cherry blossom + ZEN Meditation + Sanshin Performance

≪Cherry blossom + Zen Meditation + Sanshin Performance≫

The weather is warming up and everything’s turning green. Shed your winter coat and come join us to enjoy the spring season!
You'll be able to join the following activities all in one day! (Free of charge!)

1) Zen Meditation by an English speaking Bhuddhist monk, Daigo Ozawa from Tokozenji Temple
*Tokozenji Temple's Website:
2) Sanshin Performance by professional Sanshin player, Takeshi Sato
*Sanshin is a three-stringed traditional instrument from Okinawa.
3) Japanese Tea Ceremoney (if you're interested)
4) Japanese Calligraphy (if you're interested)
5) The view of the beautiful cherry blossoms


April 9th, 2017 (Sun) 13:30 - 17:00

[Time Schedule]
13:00 Opening
13:30 Introduction of KITAYA
14:00-15:00 ZEN Meditation by an English speaking Buddhist monk
15:00-15:30 Break Time (Tea Ceremony / Japanese Calligraphy)
15:30-16:30 Sanshin Performance
17:00 Closing

*We have a dining space called Cafe & Dining BOTAN inside the building. Here we serve SUKIYAKI dinner course (3700yen/person including tax) and if you would like to enjoy it after the event, please let us know!

[Brief Introduction of KITAYA]
KITAYA Ryokan is a 100-year-old Japanese style building that has been registered as a cultural property of Japan located in Yokohama.
The origin of the building is a State Guest House that welcomed many foreigners back in the old days in Shinagawa, Tokyo. The building was then relocated to where it's currently located in 1930 as a Japanese style inn and restaurant "Kanazawa-en" which had been loved by many people including renowned poets and writers such as Akiko Yosano and Kyoshi Takahama until they closed its door in February 2016.

The building is now reborn as a Japnaese style accommodation (a.k.a. Ryokan) which welcomes anyone who loves the beauty of Japan's good old days.
Our hope is to make KITAYA a place where Japanese culture and other foreign cultures meet as well as the traditional experience of staying and dining in a Ryokan.


46 Shiba-machi, Kanazawa ward, Yokohama city, Kanagawa prefecture
*5-8 min walk from "Uminokoen Shibaguchi" station on Seaside Line.

Email: info@kitayaryokan.jp
Phone: 045-789-0071 (8:00 - 21:00)

Image of "ZAZEN" Meditation

Photo of Sanshin Player, Takeshi Sato

Sun Apr 9, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM JST
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Venue Address
46 Shiba-machi, Kanazawa ward, Yokohama city, Kanagawa prefecture Japan
5-8 min walk from "Uminokoen Shibaguchi" station on Seaside Line
KITAYA Ryokan -Cultural Heritage Inn 【文化財の宿 旅館喜多屋】