Come and experience traditional Japanese culture and spend time with experts in various fields.
We will be offering several workshops exploring a meditative lifestyle steeped in Japanese traditions.
High level experts have gathered together to collaborate on this event, for the first time ever either inside or outside of Japan.

We welcome anybody who would like to enjoy Japanese culture with us.
There will be both English and French speaking staff in attendance.
The taking of photos during the workshops will be permitted.
Please visit us, it will be a great opportunity to spend time with experts in Kimono!



Day 1st - April 28 (Fri)

Venue: Espace Culture Bertin Poiree

Association Culturelle Franco-Japonaise de TENRI
Espace Bertin Poirée
8-12 rue Bertin Poirée 75001 Paris
Tél : 01 44 76 06 06

Part 1: Haiku (a 3-line form of poetry)  14h-16h

Haiku is getting more and more popular worldwide. A Haiku master from NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) will explain the beauty of Haiku. A rare video involving famous Haiku masters will be shown.
Some understanding of Japanese will be beneficial for this workshop.

Part 2: Kyogen (a farcical play, mainly in the form of dialogue)  19h-20h30

Kyogen is a form of comic theatre with 650 years of tradition.
Kyogen suggests the unchanging nature of human beings.
Although actors will use classical Japanese, it should be possible for visitors to follow the general storyline by paying attention to gestures and tones of voice.
This performance will celebrate the launch of Kyogen’s new branch in Paris.
Please enjoy Kyogen and Japanese traditional dance performed by a leading master and his pupils.
After the play, it will be possible for visitors to participate in Kyogen themselves.


Day 2nd – April 29 (Sat) in the afternoon

Venue: Maison de Kiso in Bois de Boulogne (there will be a small charge for tea and sweets)

Jardin D'acclimatation
Maison de Kiso
Bois de Boulogne – 75116 Paris
(Station les Sablons, sortie 2, puis prendre la rue d’Orléans, l’entrée du Jardin d’Acclimatation est à 150m.)
Tél : 01 40 67 90 85

Part 3,4: Tea ceremony with Japanese shaman, dancers and piano.

After this workshop, you can visit Fondation Louis Vuitton, if you like.
Leading tea masters will make tea on an irori (traditional Japanese hearth).
Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a tea ceremony themselves and taste traditional Japanese sweets.
Explore how the 5 senses are utilized during a tea gathering, as practice of mindfulness, and how this forms a model for daily life.
The tea gathering will be accompanied by piano music and followed by a pleasant walk in the garden.

After the tea gathering, a Japanese shaman will speak about the harmonious coexistence of nature and human beings, giving insight into the uniqueness of the Japanese mindset.
Finally, there will be a collaborative performance involving pianist, shaman (Shinto chanting) and dancers. Hopefully, in combination with the fresh air of Bois de Boulogne, it will create for a serene atmosphere for visitors.


Day 3rd – April 30 (Sun) starting from 6:30 p.m.

Venue: Chansonnier near Notre-Dame de Paris

Aux Trois Mailletz
56 Rue Galande
Tél : 01 43 25 96 86

There will be an international exchange event and piano performance. Food will be available at a small charge.
This will be the last opportunity to experience our display or traditional Japanese culture, with all experts present simultaneously.
The Chansonnier performance will start at around 8:30 p.m.

Please come and visit our event. We look forward to meeting you!



Atelier OGA. à Paris
46 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris