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Shamoji (rice paddle) painting

The shamoji (rice paddle) is a traditional handicraft of Miyajima, Hiroshima. You can paint the shamoji, a popular good-luck charm souvenir, however you like and take it home with you. Bring this souvenir back with you as a reminder of your trip or as a gift to your loved ones.

The Miyajima shamoji is said to have been made in the motif of the biwa (wooden lute) held by Itsukushima Benzaiten, one of the three great Benzaiten deities in Japan. Benzaiten is revered as the goddess of learning, fertility, prosperity, and victory. Since there is a saying that scooping up the rice means to “scoop up good fortune” or “bring happiness,” shamoji has thus gained popularity as a good-luck charm.

■ Venue for experience:Intergate Lounge, 14F
■ Selling price:Large size ¥2,300 / Medium size ¥1,500 / Mini size ¥1,000
 Please ask the staff if you are interested in this experience.