Fact: maiko get to wash their hair once in two weeks, or three weeks at longest in order to keep their laborious hair style. Instead they carry a sachet packed with aromatic wooden powders to cancel out hair odor. In this tour you get to craft the maiko’s essential item blending 10 different varieties of wooden powders.
1.Pay a visit to a Japanese sachet workshop whose distinctive aroma will delight your nasal passages from the second you enter.
2.Lend your ears to a sachet artisan, who will go back in history to tell you how Japanese sachets came to be used and the roles they play in modern society. (10 min.)
3.Enjoy the fragrance which the shop owner creates by blending as many as 10 different powdered aromatic woods, which, unlike incense, give out an aroma all the time.
4.Pick out your favorite case of fabric and employ all the deft skills you have to complete your own sachet. (60 min.)
5.Just hanging a Japanese sachet to your bag will instantly add both elegance and youthfulness to your appearance. Also, try putting it on when you wear a kimono, it is the perfect match!
6.You can buy items bearing the same scent on your way out.