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Traveling to Japan in Burgundy
When the Japanese arts are practiced in the middle of the vines
For several years now, the Japanese have had a love affair with Burgundy. In particular thanks to its wine, which is very popular in Japan! The barrels of Meiji-Jingu offered to the Maison des Vins de Bourgogne in Tokyo is proof of the deep connection and admiration resulting in the Chablis region in the country. On the contrary, there are also many places dedicated to Japanese culture very close to the Burgundy vineyards...
Discover traditional Japanese arts in Burgundy
Whether through music or the art of flower arranging, traditional Japanese arts have won many followers in Burgundy-Franche Comté. Especially in Côte-d'Or and the Territory of Belfort, where taiko and ikebana bring together dozens of enthusiasts every week.
Eika Ikebana workshop (Dijon)
After studying the art of Ikebana in Tokyo, Christine Guillemot opened her school of Japanese flower arrangement in Dijon, the Eika Ikebana workshop, which offers courses throughout the year.
To respect the change of seasons (an important rule for ikebana ), these courses are grouped into 4 sessions of 3 months each. It is possible to integrate a session during the year, and lessons are given every Tuesday and Friday with one lesson in the middle of the afternoon and one lesson at the beginning of the evening.
- For prices, address and class times, please visit the official workshop website: http://eika-ikebana.fr/
Kichigai Taiko (Belfort)
Composed of three Belfortains passionate about the art of Japanese drumming, Kichigai Taiko is a taiko troupe that has already given several performances in France.
Located in Belfort, it also offers drumming lessons and courses throughout the year in its dojo. No musical pre-requisite is then required to participate, and we learn the art of hitting in a friendly and good-natured atmosphere.
- For prices, addresses, and class schedules, please consult the troupe's official website: http://www.kichigai-taiko.com
Japanese language arts
Lovers of Japanese writing and manga, know that the city of Dijon offers many possibilities to live your passions. In particular through its manga café and its Franco-Japanese association!
Manga T (Dijon)
With stores in Metz, Annecy, and Dijon, Manga-T is well known to Japanese comic book enthusiasts.
Open from 2 pm to 7 pm. Monday to Saturday in Dijon, this small tea room offers you to taste pastries and teas from Japan while leafing through one or two manga volumes.
It is also the place to buy snacks and decorations from the archipelago if you are passing through the Dijon area.
- Address: 4 Passage Darcy (9,752.16 km), 21000 Dijon
- Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 2 pm to 7 pm.
- Route: a few minutes walk from Darcy station (Tram 1, Tram 2)
Franco-Japanese Association of Dijon (Dijon)
Wishing to promote Japanese culture in Burgundy, the Franco-Japanese Association of Dijon offers Japanese lessons on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Maison des Associations in Dijon as well as discovery activities such as calligraphy, origami, and sewing. of yukata.
- For prices, address, and class times, please visit the association's official website: https://www.afjd.fr/
Immerse yourself in the spiritual arts of Japan
Although there are several Buddhist temples in France, Burgundy is the only region to host a real Japanese Shinto sanctuary! A small spiritual peculiarity, which attracts many believers in the department of Yonne.
Inaugurated in 2006, Wako-jinja is the first Shinto sanctuary in France. Located on the grounds of Komyo-in, a pretty Buddhist temple built in Yonne in 1989, the sanctuary is under the jurisdiction of monk Yukai (real name Daniel Billaud), a French monk who then studied sacred writings in Japan before creating the Wako shrine.
Wako-jinja now attracts many Shintoists from all over Europe (whether Japanese or not) and is even recognized by Japanese religious authorities.
- Address : LaMontagne, 89350 Villeneuve Les Genêts
- Itinerary: 45 min by car from Auxerre
For further :
- Japanese gardens in France
- Japanese gardens in Paris and the Paris region
- Rue Sainte-Anne: the Japanese district of Paris
- The Guimet Museum and its annexes, the Ennery Museum and the garden of the Hôtel d'Heidelbach
- The Cernuschi Museum in Paris
- The House of Culture of Japan in Paris
- The life and works of Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968) known as Léonard Foujita
- Traveling to Japan in Bordeaux