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2017

MODELS WANTED for "Juni-hitoe" (twelve-layered ceremonial kimono)

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24 SAKURA HOUSE Residents are becoming a model for Juni-hitoe stage show at J-Culture Fest @ Tokyo International Forum and to walk around the venue during the event while wearing Juni-hitoe.

2017-01-02

2016

"Catch the Japanese Culture" by OTG @ IKEGAMI-BAIEN

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Let's enjoy and experience how to attend the TEA CEREMONY, practice CALLIGRAPHY, fold ORIGAMI & FUROSHIKI together at Ikegami-Baien! Contact us for more info: event@sakura-house.com

2016-12-18

TOKYO BAY SUMIDA RIVER CRUISE

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For this tour, we are going to visit ODAIBA SEASIDE PARK, HAMARIKYU GARDENS, enjoy Sushi lunch at TSUKIJI, and take a wonderful Sumida River Boat Tour to ASAKUSA!

2016-12-11

Let's play WADAIKO!!! @ Asakusa

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WADAIKO is Japanese traditional drum. Using 2 sticks, everybody can make sounds. For this WADAIKO lesson, children and adults at beginner are all welcomed! Lecturer: Erika Fujii Time: 12:00-12:50 p.m. Lesson fee: 2000 yen RSVP: fujii@wataiko-ikki.com

2016-12-10

Play GO at 300BAR in Tokyo's GINZA!

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The "StandupIGO" party held at 300BAR NEXT, the coolest bar in the Ginza, a bar with no chairs or benches. Have fun playing GO in the NEXT's COOL atmosphere. This party is organized by IGO Holdings!

2016-11-19

CLASSIC JAPANESE MUSIC CONCERT

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY to go to a Classic Japanese Music Concert and attend to a short Backstage tour! Let's enjoy listening to the live music played by Koto, Shakuhachi, and other musical instruments.

2016-11-03

NOH WORKSHOP

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SAKURA HOUSE annually holds NOH WORKSHOP with a professional Noh performer, Hasegawa-sensei. Our residents attend and learn from this introductory class on NOH acting!

2016-03-05

EXCLUSIVE HORSE RACING & COCKTAILS TOUR

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY to see the HORSE RACES from the exclusive HORSE-OWNERS' seats at TOKYO RACECOURSE! Afterwards, partcipants are invited for dinner and cocktails at HOTEL CONTINENTAL FUCHU! Photos of 2016/2/14 tour.

2016-02-14

2015

JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

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SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA presents JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS every month! Please view the following page for more info! http://www.sakura-hotel.co.jp/event

2015-10-18

EXCLUSIVE HORSE RACING & COCKTAILS TOUR

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY to see the HORSE RACES from the exclusive HORSE-OWNERS' seats at TOKYO RACECOURSE! Afterwards, partcipants will be invited for dinners and cocktails at HOTEL CONTINENTAL FUCHU!

2015-10-11

IKEBKURO FUKURO MATSURI

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Participate in the carrying of a mikoshi portable shrine at the IKEBKURO FUKURO MATSURI! 2015/9/27, 14:30-21:00 INFO: http://www.sakura-hotel.co.jp/event

2015-09-27

NOH THEATER TOUR September 17! REGISTER TODAY!

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DATE: September 17, 2015. TIME: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Doors open at 1:30. FEE: 2,500 yen. LOCATION: CERULEAN TOWER Noh Theatre, Shibuya. CONTACT: send e-mail to event@sakura-house.com or call 03-5330-5250.

2015-09-17

END OF RAMADAN AT SAKURA HOTEL HATAGAYA

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An END OF RAMADAN PARTY was held at SAKURA HOTEL HATAGAYA. Many Mulsim guests and friends of SAKURA HOUSE attended! SAKURA HOUSE/HOTEL organizes many events for Muslims.

2015-07-19

IFTAR PARTY AT SAKURA HOTEL HATAGAYA

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An IFTAR PARTY was held at SAKURA HOTEL HATAGAYA. IFTAR is an evening meal where Muslims end fast at sunset during RAMADAN. Many SAKURA HOUSE residents attended! SAKURA HOUSE/HOTEL organizes many events for Muslims.

2015-07-05

EXCLUSIVE HORSE RACING & COCKTAILS TOUR

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY to see the HORSE RACES from the exclusive HORSE-OWNERS' seats at TOKYO RACECOURSE! Afterwards, partcipants will be invited for dinners and cocktails at HOTEL CONTINENTAL FUCHU! Date: Nov. 23. Call 03-5330-5250.

2015-05-02

EXCLUSIVE HORSE RACING & COCKTAILS TOUR

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY to see the HORSE RACES from the exclusive HORSE-OWNERS' seats at TOKYO RACECOURSE! Afterwards, partcipants will be invited for dinners and cocktails at HOTEL CONTINENTAL FUCHU! Date: Nov. 23. Call 03-5330-5250.

2015-04-26

AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY, JANUARY 17, 2015

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We celeberated AUSTRALIA DAY at the SAKURA HOUSE OFFICE in SHINUKU for our AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY, held on JANUARY 17, 2015!

2015-01-17

2014

THANKSGIVING "WITHOUT BORDERS" DINNER PARTY

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SAKURA HOUSE held a THANKSGIVING DINNER PARTY in our Shinjuku office in appreciation of our clients for their support! The party was a celebration of the international family/community here at SAKURA HOUSE!

2014-11-28

DESIGN FESTA VOL. 40

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Vol. 40 of DESIGN FESTA, one of the biggest art festivals in the world, was held at TOKYO BIG SIGHT on November 8 & 9, 2014! An explosion of creativity that's held twice a year, Vol. 41 is scheduled for May 16 & 17, 2015!

2014-11-08

KIMONO DRESSING WORKSHOP

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The world-famous Sakura Hostel ASAKUSA held a kimono dressing workshop. Participants learned the proper way to wear kimonos (there are a number of ways to tie an obi sash) and a traditional dance. A day of fun and tradition!

2014-07-12

FOOD SAMPLE WORKSHOP & HAND ROLL SUSHI PARTY

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The world-famous Sakura Hotel IKEBUKURO hosted a FOOD SAMPLE WORKSHOP and a HAND ROLL SUSHI PARTY. The participants rolled sushi rolls (it's easy!) and made their very own food sample models (anyone can do it!). A fun hands-on experience for all!

2014-07-04

NOH THEATER TOUR

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We went to see a NOH performance at the Kanze Noh Theater in Shibuya. After the performance, we went on a backstage tour which included an explanation of NOH theater, with its masks, costumes, and long history.

2014-06-05

EGYPTIAN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

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A RARE CHANCE to learn EGYPTIAN CALLIGRAPHY -- workshop at Sakura Hotel HATAGAYA, just two stops from the urban hub of SHINJUKU. Participants learned the basics of ancient Egyptian calligraphy, using special pens and paper. An intriguing time for all!

2014-06-01

SAKE PARTY IN IKEBUKURO

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Sakura Hotel IKEBUKURO threw an international sake party at its 24-hour cafe. Guests from across the globe drank sake -- an alcoholic drink the Japanese have made from fermented rice for over a thousand years -- and enjoyed a fun-filled Tokyo night!

2014-05-30

SUMO WATCHING TOUR

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If you’re interested in Japan, you can’t get around sumo, the archipelago’s very own form of wrestling that is at the same time a sport and a ritual. On this tour we all ate chankonabe, the sumo wrestlers' nabe, and went to a sumo tournament!

2014-05-12

MISAKI SHRINE FESTIVAL

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We carried a mikoshi for Misaki Jinja, a Shinto Shrine not far from Sakura Hotel Jimbocho. A mikoshi is a portable shrine that transports dieties during a matsuri festival – the carrying of a mikoshi brings excitement and fun for all!

2014-05-05

ORIGAMI WORKSHOP

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Origami is a traditional art form dedicated to creating beautiful objects only by folding pieces of paper. Origami Workshop participants harnessed "mountain" and "valley" folds to create tiny but intricate flowers, frogs, and cranes, cranes, cranes!

2014-04-27

FOOD SAMPLE MAKING WORKSHOP

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We went to the Food Sample Making Workshop on Jan 26th. The Food sample was Japanesey things. Every body was looking at food sample curiously. While we are making a food sample, everybody said in a breath "It makes me hungry."

2014-01-26

KAKIZOME&TAKOYAKI PARTY

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First calligraphy written at the beginning of a year, also cook Takoyaki.

2014-01-21

SUMO WATCHING TOUR

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The grand sumo tournament is being held at Ryogoku Kokugikan. SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA staff guided participant to watch the sumo tournament together.

2014-01-15

New Year's Day in Japan

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On January 1st, we had the opportunity to experience New Year's Day, Japanese-style.

2014-01-01

2013

Bounenkai 2013 (End of the Year Party)

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Bounenkai party was opened at Sakura Hostel Asakusa. Everybody was drinking, eating and talking. It was the perfect opportunity to meet people from all over the world!

2013-12-06

Fukuro Matsuri Festival in Ikebukuro

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Have you ever carried a Mikoshi? In September, we participated in Ikebukuro's Fukuro Matsuri Festival. We really enjoyed carrying Mikoshi. It was so exciting!

2013-09-29

Friendship Party @ YOYOGI-UEHARA Friendly House for Muslims

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We had a friendship party at SAKURA HOUSE YOYOGI-UEHARA - Friendly house for Muslims. It was a lot of fun! 18 people joined the party and enjoyed talking with each other.

2013-09-22

Nakameguro Awa Odori 2013

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11 residents of Sakura House joined the 2013 Awa Odori Festival in Nakameguro! That was lots of fun. An awesome experience for all, one of those that we are not likely to soon forget! A big thanks to all of you who joined!

2013-08-03

Iftar Party by SAKURA HOUSE

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SAKURA HOUSE organized its first ever Iftar Party on July 20th, 2013 at the Sakura Cafe at Hatagaya. It was graced by 12 guests from 7 countries including Indonesia, Germany, Tunisia, Libya, Bangladesh, Egypt and Japan.

2013-07-20

Harajuku Tour by SAKURA HOUSE

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We visited two of the most popular places in Tokyo. The first, Meiji Jingu, is one of the biggest Shinto shrines in Japan. The second is Harajuku.

2013-05-12

Karaoke Party - Sakura House X Karaoke no Tetsujin

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We had a great time at Karaoke no Tetsujin in Kabukicho, Shinjuku. Many people joined and enjoyed this afternoon of signing, performances, and drinking!

2013-03-13

Hinamatsuri - Sushi Roll Cooking Workshop

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A bunch of people gathered together to have fun and to learn how to make sushi rolls (makizushi) in this Hinamatsuri (Girls' Day) themed workshop.

2013-03-02

Nabe Party in Asakusa

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Delicious Japanese style hot pot (Nabe) in combination with great conversation at this international networking meet-up in Asakusa!

2013-03-01

YOMODA-KAI - Cooking Meet-up in Ikebukuro

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YOMODA means lovable prank in the dialect of Ehime. We had a party with guests who love cooking.

2013-02-23

Tokyo Mosque Tour - February

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A visit to Tokyo Camil together with our Egyptian staff member who used to work as tour guide back in his home country, Egypt. We then returned to Sakura Hotel Hatagaya for a taste of some really delicious Egyptian sweets and drinks!

2013-02-16

Half-Day Trip - Temple Visit

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As a small group of people we traveled to Senkoji Temple in Ibaraki prefecture built in 1586. We really got a nice inside perspective of life in a Japanese temple.

2013-02-12

Ikebukuro Setsubun & Ehoumaki Party

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We made sushi rolls based on the traditional food "Ehoumaki", and apparently, if you eat it while facing the happy direction (and while staying silent) you'll get blessed with health and happiness for the rest of the year!

2013-02-03

Tokyo Imperial Palace Group Run

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We had a really good time on this group run around Tokyo Imperial Palace which is one of Tokyo runners' favorite route.

2013-01-25

YOMODA-KAI - Cooking Meet-up in Ikebukuro

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YOMODA means lovable prank in the dialect of Ehime. We had a party with guests who love cooking.

2013-01-22

Tokyo Mosque Tour - January

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A visit to Tokyo Camil together with our Egyptian staff member who used to work as tour guide back in his home country, Egypt. We then returned to Sakura Hotel Hatagaya for a taste of some really delicious Egyptian sweets and drinks!

2013-01-19

Sumo Tour & Chanko Lunch Party

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We started the day with a Chanko lunch party, which is a dish that Sumo wrestlers eat in large quantities as a part of their weight-gaining diet. We then finished off the day with a walk to Ryogoku to watch the Sumo Tournament together.

2013-01-15

Oshougatsu - New Year's Day Cultural Get-together

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We explored a lot of interesting parts of the culture of Japanese New Year celebrations. Great fun while learning new things!

2013-01-01

2012

Ikebukuro Christmas Party 2012

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SAKURA CAFE IKEBUKURO's Christmas Party was the major party that rounded off 2012 with a bang! Lots of Christmas food from all the corners of the world and people dressing up in Christmas costumes.

2012-12-23

YOMODA-KAI - Cooking Meet-up in Ikebukuro

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YOMODA means lovable prank in the dialect of Ehime. We had a party with guests who love cooking.

2012-12-19

Sakura House & Hotel Guests' Bounen-kai - Japanese Year-End Party

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Sakura Hostel Asakusa held a Japanese Year-End Party on December 13. Nabe (Hot Pot) and other Japanese dishes was enjoyed in typical Bounen-kai fashion together with drinks.

2012-12-14

Sumo Stable Visit

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We started the day by eating a Chanko Nabe breakfast, just like the sumo wrestlers and finished it off with a visit to a genuine sumo stable to watch their practice!

2012-12-12

Tokyo Imperial Palace Group Run

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We had a really good time on this group run around Tokyo Imperial Palace which is one of Tokyo runners' favorite route.

2012-11-30

Tokyo Shock Boys!!

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We went watching an absolutely crazy performance show by TOKYO SHOCK BOYS (電撃ネットワーク) followed by a Nabe (hot pot) party at SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA.

2012-11-26

Japan Open-air Folk House Museum (Nihon Minka-en)

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Very beautiful late autumn day during this educational and very enjoyable trip to Nihon Minka-en in Kawasaki just around an hour from Tokyo.

2012-11-24

Ikebukuro Thanksgiving Dinner Party

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This year we had a little bit of America at SAKURA CAFE IKEBUKURO - delicious authentic American Thanksgiving dinner spiced up with plenty of socializing fun!

2012-11-22

Disaster Center Tour

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Everybody had a really good time and were very satisfied with this educational tour arranged by Sakura House and Tokyo City Guide Club.

2012-11-18

Ikebukuro Korean Party

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Our little Korean get-together was definitely a success. Plenty of delicious Korean food mixed with loads of fun!

2012-11-16

YOMODA-KAI Cooking Meet-up in Ikebukuro - November

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YOMODA means lovable prank in the dialect of Ehime. We had a party with guests who love cooking.

2012-11-14

DESIGN FESTA Vol.36

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Asia's biggest art event just beat its own records! Insane amounts of creativity flowed like unstoppable ocean waves through the halls of Tokyo Big Sight. If you imagine it, you can be sure to find it at the biannual DESIGN FESTA!!

2012-11-12

SAKURA HOUSE & HOTEL Autumn Staff Party

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Great fun at the party yesterday! Wanna get an inside look at our staff members after office hours? Here's your chance!

2012-11-07

Asakusa Run & Lunch

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A run in the morning around beautiful and culturally rich Asakusa followed by a sushi lunch turned out to be a very nice experience. Despite the lack of sun on this day, we kept on going strong!

2012-10-28

Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Party

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Great party crowded with people dressed up as the most amusing, cute and horrendous creatures and characters you can imagine! Join us for our next wild party by keeping an eye on the following page.

2012-10-26

Half-Day Trip - Temple Visit

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As a small group of people we traveled to Senkoji Temple in Ibaraki prefecture built in 1586. We really got a nice inside perspective of life in a Japanese temple.

2012-10-26

Jack-o'-Lantern Halloween Party at Jimbocho

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We had a great time at this International exchange Halloween party with a very varied group of people from countries all over the globe! Upcoming events: http://www.sakura-house.com/en/news

2012-10-20

Japanese Lesson/Shamisen Concert at Hatagaya

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An afternoon of a Japanese group lesson followed by traditional Hauta Shamisen music. Upcoming events: http://www.sakura-house.com/en/news

2012-10-20

Oktoberfest Final Day at SAKURA CAFE IKEBUKURO

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German songs, food, and beer in great abundance! Make sure to join us next time! Upcoming events: http://www.sakura-house.com/en/news

2012-10-13

YOMODA-KAI Cooking Meet-up in Ikebukuro - October

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YOMODA means lovable prank in the dialect of Ehime. We had a party with guests who love cooking. Our guests made traditional / original dishes from their countries for us. Upcoming events: http://www.sakura-house.com/en/news

2012-10-10

Takoyaki & Highball Party in Asakusa

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Takoyaki is minced octopus together with vegetables inside a wheat-flour batter fried in a takoyaki pan. We met at SAKURA HOSTEL Asakusa for a night of Takoyaki and all-you-can-drink of Japan's latest insanely trendy drink - Highball (whiskey and soda)!

2012-09-29

Ikebukuro Ikebana Workshop at SAKURA CAFE

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The Japanese traditional art of flower arrangement is referred to as Ikebana in Japanese. A big thanks to our kind Ikebana teachers for making this possible as well as to all of you who joined!

2012-09-24

2012 Fukuro Matsuri (Mikoshi)

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A Mikoshi serves as a kind of vehicle for transporting a Shinto god (kami) from one place to another. Nowadays festivals like this one are frequently arranged around this act. We had loads of fun indulging ourselves in this old but cheerful tradition!

2012-09-23

2012 Hatagaya Mikoshi Matsuri

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A Mikoshi serves as a kind of vehicle for transporting a Shinto god (kami) from one place to another. Anyone who wanted could join in carrying. Unfortunately it started to rain this day, but we continued nonetheless. ^^

2012-09-23

Chanko Party & Sumo Tour

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We started the day with a Chanko lunch party, which is a dish that Sumo wrestlers eat in large quantities as a part of their weight-gaining diet. We then finished the day off by going to Ryogoku to watch the Sumo Tournament together.

2012-09-20

Nakameguro Awaodori 2012

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23 residents of Sakura House joined the 2012 Awa Odori Festival in Nakameguro! An awesome experience for all, one of those that we are not likely to soon forget! A big thanks to all of you who joined!

2012-08-04

TCGC Imperial palace walking tour

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TCGC (Tokyo City Guide Club) and Sakura Group offered an original "皇居 (Imperial Palace) Tour" for SAKURA guests. We also enjoyed beautiful Plum blossoms and early flowering Cherry blossoms.

2012-05-25

Misaki Matsuri

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2012-05-05

Hanami party

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2012-04-10

Curry Party at Omori 2

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2012-03-10

Origami Workshop

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2012-02-25

GIMBAP & SUSHIROLL WORKSHOP

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2012-02-18

Curry Party at Omori

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2012-02-11

2012 Shin-Nen-Kai Friendship Party

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2012-01-25

2012 Count down party

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2012-01-01

2011

Christmasparty@Sakura cafe Ikebukuro

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2011-12-23

Friend ship party @Shinjuku office

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2011-12-19

Motosumiyoshi Party

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2011-11-20

Motosumiyoshi Party

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2011-09-18

Nagashi Somen Party@Asakusa

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2011-08-27

World Tea Tasty Rally@Hatagaya

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2011-08-20

Party @ Sakura House Sumiyoshi

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2011-03-04

2010

Motosumiyoshi Party

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2010-11-21

Omori Clean Up

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2010-11-20

MASAAKI SEKIYA

Masaaki Sekiya was one of the most famous Japanese photographers. His work covered many creations by influential architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Otto Wagner and Carlo Scarpa.

We have just setup galleries dedicated to him in selected locations. Welcome to the world of architectural masterpiece.

SAKURA HOUSE Photo (2011-06-12)

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Sakura Group Art Gallery

  • Sakura House
  • Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro
  • Sakura Hotel Jinbocho
  • Sakura Hotel Asakusa
  • Business Garden

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