A tour of Tokyo’s frequently overlooked temples and shrines.
What will I learn in this class?
Did you know that there are more temples and shrines in Tokyo than Nara or Kyoto? Explore the lesser-known yet just as fascinating temples and shrines that dot this amazing city. This tour includes visits to Hoshuin, adjacent to the more famous Zojoji, as well as an interactive, virtul lecture on the temple’s history, function and highlights (the lecture will also be available as a recording).
Who teaches this class?
Akiko Kubo began her career in Japanese Buddhist artifact restoration in 2000. She specializes in the symbolism and preservation of traditional wooden Buddhist artifacts and buildings, including the kintsugi restoration method with lacquer and powdered gold. Kubo has helped restore more than 100 carvings and regularly lectures on the subject.