Preserving Japanese Culture: Zojoji Temple

Visit the temple enshrining the most significant samurai in Japan's long martial history.


Ieyasu Tokugawa, the 16th-century feudal lord and unifier of Japan, lies enshrined at Minato Ward’s Zojoji Temple.

Tour this urban landmark and listen to the efforts of art historians through the ages to save the temple from fires, earthquakes and the relentless creep of its modern surroundings.

Instructor: Akiko Kubo
Akiko Kubo began her career in Japanese Buddhist cultural 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. Akiko has helped restore more than 100 carvings and regularly lectures on the subject.


  • Nov 15
  • 9:30am–12pm
  • Meeting point: Shibakoen Station
  • ¥3,636 (materials fee: ¥2,000)
  • Cancellation deadline: Nov 7
  • Prices exclude consumption tax.
  • Classes until the end of September 2019 will be subjected to 8% consumption tax.
  • Classes from October 2019 onward will be subjected to 10% consumption tax.