Hotel Asia Center of Japan was established not only as a facility for trainees coming to Japan from overseas in response to the importance of economic and technical cooperation to the Asian countries but also as a place of friendship and goodwill to deepen mutual understanding.
Even today as a regular hotel, we are taking over the thought contained in the establishment and playing a part of international exchange as an international hotel. Since we are such people, we would like many people to enjoy the traditional culture inherited from our ancestors.
It is an honor to be able to help you touch Japanese traditional culture and feel the heart of Japan.
We are aiming for a hotel that many people can experience various cultures including calligraphy, origami and so on.
Please come and join us.
Japanese calligraphy Shodō is an art that represents the beauty of writing characters.
The beginning of the Japanese calligraphy is strongly related to spreading of Buddhism. Since sutra copying was very popular to deepen the faith, calligraphy spread to all over Japan (around 590 AD). After 794 AD, many works of literature were published, and they were also written by brush and ink. Shodō was use repeated practically and artistically period by period.
Ministry of Education Japan orders all 3rd to 9th-grade students to study calligraphy for part of Japanese language class credit.
Therefore, the calligraphy is a culture which has taken root in general for Japanese.
Our ancestors started drinking tea about 1200 years ago as medication. It was brown tea and very different as green tea for today.
Although Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591), known as the pioneer of the tea ceremony, was favored by Toyotomi shogun the general of the period, the tea ceremony widespread as culture and became popular in Edo period (1600s).
Since then, it was one of the cultures that men to learn. After the World War II; however, it has been as one of women’s practicing ready for married life.
It is a precious Japanese culture that men and women can enjoy with their Five Senses.
Please feel free to join the ceremony and feel by your five senses.
“ORI” 「折」 means Fold, “. GAMI” 「紙」 means Paper.
Origami has become a common art hobby for people in the early century of Edo 江戸 era. Since then, people have developed many ways of making Origami in different shapes as art.
For these days, Origami is not only taught to children as an educational content, but also popular with many people for brain training as well as for prevention of aging.