Get a hands-on henna tattoo art experience in Nakano, a subculture paradise in Tokyo with eccentric charm. Henna tattoo is a from of body art that uses a paste of henna leaves that grow in the desert to draw various patterns on the body, which is increasingly popular as a painless, non-permanent alternative to real tattoos. This will be an awesome souvenir of your trip to the East! This fun and soothing experience takes place at a "monk bar" in Nakano, run by an actual Buddhist priest, and it comes with perks; you will be treated to a complimentary drink from a selection of Buddhist-inspired cocktails! During this session, you get to draw Buddhist mandala symbols that originate from India, the birthplace of Buddhism, on your body or your friend's. I will give you a little introduction to the mandala art before getting right into the action. You might find those symbols a bit complicated at first glance, but no need to be intimidated as I will walk you through each and every step. Plus, the henna stain will fade after a few weeks so there's room for mistakes! Once you're done drawing divine symbols, let's take pictures and have a fun chat together while waiting for them to dry!
Henna tattoo equipment including a henna paste tube.
I'm a certified Buddhist lay priest working at a monk bar in Tokyo. As a grandchild of an atomic bomb survivor, I've been interested in life and death since when I was young, starting to write a will at the age of 10. I also have a big interest in otaku culture, and I wrote a thesis on the subject in university. I have plenty of overseas experience as I've been to New Zealand to learn English, India to master henna body art, and the States to work in the educational field. I'm looking forward to introducing you to the fascinating world of Buddhism and talking about many things with you!
Vows Bar is a secret hideaway for those in the know, housed in an old building on a backstreet near pop culture center "Nakano Broadway". As soon as you open the door, you will be surrounded by a mysterious yet soothing atmosphere, created by lapis-lazuli-blue lighting and a rich incense scent. Regulars frequent this unique bar to talk about their lives, seek advice from the priest, or just to have a fun conversation over a glass of cocktail.
알아두어야 할 사항
최대 10명, 만 10세 이상만 참석 가능
이 트립은 주류를 포함합니다. 법적 음주 가능 나이에 해당하는 게스트에게만 주류가 제공됩니다.
*If you develop skin conditions while applying henna on your body, you will be asked to immediately stop using it. *Additional drinks will be charged accordingly. *The building has no elevator.
헤나로 투영되는 도쿄 서브 컬처 체험