BE A SAMURAI
IN ASAKUSA

Do you want to walk around
the town of Asakusa in samurai armor?

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What's WAZA?

What's WAZA?

"Waza" is a facility for people around the world to experience genuine samurai.
The movie "Seven Samurai" and "Last Samurai" produced many Samurai fans all over the world.
In "Waza", Guests imagine those days that Samurais lived by wearing samurai's armor, and we are helping to create unforgettable memories for the guests.
A photography studio that imagined authentic armor of about 20 kg and "Honjin", AND Staff still participating in the historic festival that has kept Samurai's will for more than 100 years,makes services pursuing "genuine".

What's are SAMURAI

What's are SAMURAI

The samurai (bushi) class originated from a group of people who served nobles and were in charge of security and military in the Heian era (around the 8th century). The word samurai is derived from a classical Japanese word saburau (to serve). Samurai gradually gained power by accomplishing feats, such as suppressing regional revolts, and at the end of the 12th century, a samurai government was finally established (Kamakura Shogunate (1185–1333)). Samurai governments had ruled Japan for approximately 700 years through the Kamakura, Muromachi (1336–1573), Sengoku (1467–1590), and Edo (1603–1868) eras and the last shogunate collapsed when the Meiji Restoration occurred in the late 19th century

History of samurai armor

History of samurai armor

The pre-samurai Japanese army mainly consisted of conscripted peasants. Armor and helmets were lent to soldiers by provinces and their designs were simple to enable mass production. After the arrival of samurai, or professional soldiers, individuals started to possess armor and apply ingenuity and decoration. This led to the arrival of the ooyoroi (large armor). As time passes, armor became more sophisticated and lighter. In the late 16th century, during the Sengoku era, tosei-gusoku (a type of armor) arrived. When the chaotic Sengoku era ended and the peaceful Edo era started, the artistic and craft aspects of armor were more emphasized than the practical aspect. Around this time, a type of armor referred to as a retro armor, whose design was based on the medieval ooyoroi, was also made.

About Asakusa

About Asakusa

You can enjoy a different atmosphere from the streets of Tokyo (Shibuya, Ginza, Roppongi, Akihabara) in general as Asakusa is a downtown area that leaves the atmosphere of Edo (old Japan).
It is a very popular tourism spot as a popular area where many foreigners visit.

In the city, it still continues to live the buildings and food culture which have been handed down from old days such as Japanese food, Japanese sweets, ryokan, etc. including the big temple called Sensouji and shopping street of downtown.
And all of them is a unique style not found in any other countries, so people who visited Asakusa are fascinated by them.

In addition, People in Asakusa cherishe old culture, but also has achieved new growth.
It is a wonderful sightseeing spot where you can feel two era that is the present Japanese culture and old Japanese culture at the same time.

What's WAZA?

"Waza" is a facility for people around the world to experience genuine samurai.The movie "Seven Samurai" and "Last Samurai" produced many Samurai fans all over the world.
In "Waza", Guests imagine those days that Samurais lived by wearing samurai's armor, and we are helping to create unforgettable memories for the guests.
A photography studio that imagined authentic armor of about 20 kg and "Honjin", AND Staff still participating in the historic festival that has kept Samurai's will for more than 100 years, makes services pursuing "genuine".

What's are SAMURAI

What's are SAMURAI

The samurai (bushi) class originated from a group of people who served nobles and were in charge of security and military in the Heian era (around the 8th century). The word samurai is derived from a classical Japanese word saburau (to serve). Samurai gradually gained power by accomplishing feats, such as suppressing regional revolts, and at the end of the 12th century, a samurai government was finally established (Kamakura Shogunate (1185–1333)). Samurai governments had ruled Japan for approximately 700 years through the Kamakura, Muromachi (1336–1573), Sengoku (1467–1590), and Edo (1603–1868) eras and the last shogunate collapsed when the Meiji Restoration occurred in the late 19th century

History of samurai armor

History of samurai armor

The pre-samurai Japanese army mainly consisted of conscripted peasants. Armor and helmets were lent to soldiers by provinces and their designs were simple to enable mass production. After the arrival of samurai, or professional soldiers, individuals started to possess armor and apply ingenuity and decoration. This led to the arrival of the ooyoroi (large armor). As time passes, armor became more sophisticated and lighter. In the late 16th century, during the Sengoku era, tosei-gusoku (a type of armor) arrived. When the chaotic Sengoku era ended and the peaceful Edo era started, the artistic and craft aspects of armor were more emphasized than the practical aspect. Around this time, a type of armor referred to as a retro armor, whose design was based on the medieval ooyoroi, was also made.

About Asakusa

About Asakusa

The samurai (bushi) class originated from a group of people who served nobles and were in charge of security and military in the Heian era (around the 8th century). The word samurai is derived from a classical Japanese word saburau (to serve). Samurai gradually gained power by accomplishing feats, such as suppressing regional revolts, and at the end of the 12th century, a samurai government was finally established (Kamakura Shogunate (1185–1333)). Samurai governments had ruled Japan for approximately 700 years through the Kamakura, Muromachi (1336–1573), Sengoku (1467–1590), and Edo (1603–1868) eras and the last shogunate collapsed when the Meiji Restoration occurred in the late 19th century

Armor list

Genuine armor which you can actually wear at Waza.
Which armor do you choose?

  • Armor03
  • Armor05
  • Armor01
  • Armor02
  • Armor04
  • Armor01
  • Armor02
  • Armor03
  • Armor04

Service of WAZA

A popular service that allows you to experience being a real samurai!!
和坐-wa-za- in Asakusa, Tokyo not only lets you wear armor and walk
around the town, but also has a photo studio! You can join without
bringing anything! 和坐-wa-za- offers you the most unique experience!

Two plans you can choose
from according

Dressing and
photography only plan

Dressing and photography only plan

Meeting time 10 a.m. /1 p.m./3 p.m./5 p.m.
(* varies with the seasons)
Price (inclusive of tax) 9,800 yen
STEP1Armor wearing experience STEP1check
STEP2360-degree photographing STEP2check
STEP3Photographing with your
smartphone
STEP3check
Departure ceremony bar
Marching to Sensoji Temple bar
Commemorative photo
taken with everyone
bar
Distribution of all photo data bar
Time required Approximately 90 minutes

Flow of plan

step1

Armor wearing
experience STEP1

step2

360-degree
photographing STEP2

step3

Photographing with
your smartphone STEP3

Dressing, photography,
and marching plan

Dressing, photography,and marching plan

Dressing, photography,and marching plan

Meeting time 10 a.m. /1 p.m./3 p.m./5 p.m.
(* varies with the seasons)
Price (inclusive of tax) 19,800 yen
STEP1Armor wearing experience STEP1check
STEP2360-degree photographing STEP2check
STEP3Photographing with your
smartphone
STEP3check
STEP4Departure ceremony STEP4check
STEP5Marching to Sensoji Temple STEP5check
STEP6Commemorative photo
taken with everyone
STEP6check
STEP7Distribution of all photo data STEP7check
Time required Approximately 150 minutes

Flow of plan

step1

Armor wearing
experience STEP1

step2

360-degree
photographing STEP2

step3

Photographing with
your smartphone STEP3

step4

Departure ceremony STEP4

step5

Marching to
Sensoji Temple STEP5

step6

Commemorative photo
taken with everyone STEP6

step7

Distribution of
all photo data STEP7

Route guide of an event

Route guide of an event

Route guide of an event

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Studio in WAZA

The outward appearance of the building

"Photography studio that imaged Honjin"

The facility has a motif of "Honjin" during the war.
The design of the curtain was printed the logo of "Waza" instead of a crest.
A photographing camera is placed in a peephole for peeking out from the inside of Honjin, it is directing the space as if it was an age of civil war.

360-degree photographing

360-degree photographing

As a record of valuable experience, we have a 360 degree shooting camera using the latest technology.
You can be shot with your armor with 20 cameras and see yourself from the front and back, left and right, and top as real.

departure ceremony

departure ceremony

A ceremony that Samurai was doing with wish for the victory of the war.
We have you make a deeper Samurai experience by doing the genuine ceremony.
* There are plans for which there is no outing ceremony for the plan. Please note.

Studio in WAZA

The outward appearance of the building

The outward appearance of the building

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360 time camera

360 time camera

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Studio in WAZA

departure ceremony

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Studio in WAZA

Staff introduction

We introduce Staff at Waza!
All staff can speak English!

  • SAAYA

    Work nameSAAYA

    Talkable languageJapanese/English

  • RIE

    Work nameRIE

    Talkable languageJapanese/English

  • YOUKI

    Work nameYOUKI

    Talkable languageJapanese/English/Chinese

WAZA Access

From Toei Asakusa line A2-a exit onto the ground you can see a bridge named "Komagata-bashi."
As you cross the bridge you can see "Tokyo Sky Tree" and "Mercedes · Benz"
Proceed to the right side of Mercedes-Benz, and one block from there and a little further, a store will appear on the left side.

2−22-2, Higashi-komagata, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

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