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Vol.12

"Wa(和 Japanese culture)" felt in a stylish hostel

2015,2,21

TODAY’S GENIUS

倉中 梨恵

Representative of "Tea Ceremony Koto"

She was born in Kyoto and raised in Kyoto. After working at bank for 5 years, she work as a tea ceremony lecturer with making use of qualification for English conversation and Japanese culture. In September 2015, she opened "Tea Ceremony Koto" at a decorated old folk house close to Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kinugasa, Kyoto city. She provides the tea ceremony course for general tourists. She is also familiar with flower arrangement, kimono and so on.

REPORT

THE LOWER EAST NINE HOSTEL is a stylish hostel & cafe bar located in Kyoto, Kujo. The second-floor hall is the place where guests from the various countries usually interchange and relax. The TABLE on Feb.21 was the time when the air of "Wa(和 Japanese culture)" flowed through such a global space. “Excuse me for going before you”, “I will join you”, “Thank you for the tea.” It was impressive that participants learned the procedure of tea ceremony eagerly though they weren’t familiar with it.

TABLE SUPPORTER

THE LOWER EAST NINE HOSTEL

Just 8 min walk from Kyoto station, is a new hostel opened in October, 2015. Coffee stand & bar at the front on the 1st floor is available for anyone who wants to enjoy a cup of coffee. Only guests can get access to the back of 1st floor and the 2nd floor, which includes a common space, dormitories and twin rooms. The hostel is close to Kyoto station and subway Kujyo station that makes it a perfect place to stay for sightseeing in Kyoto.

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