Old good Japanese traditional culture
Okueigenji provides you with unique programmes available only at this area.
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– Mandokorocha tea-leaves picking –
Discover a traditional method and taste of Mandokorocha
Mandokorocha, which made of rare native species, is acclaimed as an excellent phantom tea. Such native species are a novelty in Japan. The tea plants are organically grown without animal fertilizers so that the aroma is distinctive and have a great taste. It is made by hand with their traditional method. The quality comes down to time and labour. Do you want to visit Mandokoro?
Okueigenji’ area: Unique mountain stream fishing and Iwana dishes
Iwana is highly-valued fish which live in the upper stretches of a river. A must-try here is a fish course cooked in various methods. Their speciality is Otsukuri made of fresh living fish. Do you want to try Iwana dishes available only at the Okueigenji temple?
Kijishi experience: Make wooden containers
Kijishi is a craftsman who makes unglazed containers with a wheel, such as plates and bowls. The Okueigenji temple is the birthplace of Kijishi who developed their wooden and forest culture. Do you want to make a wooden container in the breathtakingly beautiful nature?
Discover the root of Noh masks and Noh costumes ※Noh is a Japanese stage art which is claimed as one of the world oldest state arts and has been registered as an intangible world cultural asset.
The Okueigenji temple houses numerous Noh masks and costumes used about 1000 years ago. The origin of Noh is “Dengaku” which was performed by citizens for entertaining Shinto God in the past. In those days, Noh was ingrained to their daily lives. Do you want to learn about Noh at the Okueigenji temple?