Connecting travelers with the local community — Learning about local traditional crafts and culture
We regularly offer “koto-experience” services that allow guests to explore the traditional culture of the region, connecting travelers with the local community and making their travels all the more enjoyable through experiences that expose them to the traditional culture and values unique to the region.
Workshops that we provide include making Kumano makeup brushes, as well as book markers and ornamental hairpins using traditional Mizuhiki technique.
We provide handmade kits for making traditional, cultural crafts that you can try at any time during your stay or at home. We recommend these as a souvenir or a memento of your trip in discovering the charms of Hiroshima. You can try it at your convenience.
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Making a mini notebook using Otake washi paper and old fabrics
Making a momiji strap using mizuhiki
Shamoji (rice paddle) painting
Local Charm Discovery Channel — Let’s go to a journey to discover local attractions!
The “Local Charm Discovery Channel” introducing the traditional culture of each region is available on the official Youtube channel of GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts. The videos focus on the traditional culture passed down in each region, with people engaged in traditional industries sharing their cultural history, their passion for crafts, as well as their deepest thoughts about tradition and culture.
Mizuhiki Accessories That Tie Our Thoughts Together / Ritsuko Sawai, Hiroshima Kimono Asobi
Mizuhiki, a decorative Japanese knot-tying artform for gifts, is now attracting attention in a new form as fashionable accessories, small articles, and interior decorations handmade by artists. Ritsuko Sawai, a mizuhiki artist in Hiroshima, introduces her thoughts on mizuhiki and its charm.
Kumano Town’s Makeup Brushes That Depict Beauty / Takemi Tsuchiya, Koyudo
The Kumano makeup brushes are a traditional craft of Hiroshima Prefecture that many women long to use at least once in their lives. Takemi Tsuchiya, director of Koyudo Co., Ltd. (a long-established brush manufacturer), explains the origin of Kumano brushes and commitment to the quality of craftsmanship.