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Private Tour - Ogawamachi: The Land of Washi Paper and Sake Brewing
Private Tour - Ogawamachi: The Land of Washi Paper and Sake Brewing
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from: $79

[Private Tour] Visit the historic town of Ogawamachi, also known as "Small Kyoto". Learn about traditional Japanese paper; washi and Japanese sake in Ogawamachi, a town built around a river, roughly an hour away from central Tokyo. Ogawa, meaning small river, is where the name of this town comes from, and the water of this river is what is used in creating Ogawamachi's washi and sake. The creation process of washi in this town is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, and on this tour you will get the chance to try it yourself! You will also visit a sake brewing factory and a 100% locally produced and consumed craft beer shop where you can taste local drinks. Make sure to explore the old back streets of Ogawamachi that have stayed unchanged for centuries!

Bonsai Mecca and Hikawa-jinja Shrine tour
Bonsai Mecca and Hikawa-jinja Shrine tour
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from: $62

Bonsai is the traditional Japanese art of creating miniature natural landscapes in containers using tree branches, which is increasingly gaining worldwide recognition. Learn in depth about bonsai from a dedicated instructor and get a hands-on experience in Bonsai-cho which, just as the name suggests, is a mecca for bonsai lovers, located less than an hour from central Tokyo. During this 2-hour session, you get to try some of the most important techniques for maintaining bonsai such as pruning, not to mention treat your eyes with hundreds of top-quality bonsai pieces, coupled with extensive commentary by the instructor. Whether you are a complete beginner who wants to know what bonsai is all about, or a bonsai enthusiast who aims to further your knowledge and skills, you are sure to love this experience!!

Ceramic Plate Creating Workshop in Saitama
Ceramic Plate Creating Workshop in Saitama
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from: $60

First of all, please check Instagram: #wasabijppottery #wasabijp we are  "wasabi experience project" This project provides Japan's carefully selected superb experiences. Try your hand at ceramic art in this 2-hour workshop at a craft studio in Kawaguchi City, Saitama, where many artists and craftspeople flock to work on their creations. Create your original ceramic plate by shaping a clay slab on which you can freely engrave patterns and press various molds to express your imagination. After the crafting session, enjoy some snacks with tea served in teacups masterfully crafted by our talented instructors. This is a perfect introduction to the world of ceramic art for beginners as all of our instructors are award-winning female potters who will guide you through every step of the process.

Carve your own Jade Carvings, Jade Carving Workshop
Carve your own Jade Carvings, Jade Carving Workshop
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from: $82

Want to get out of Tokyo`s fast lane and try something Totally Different? Experience being in a Jade Carving Studio for a Day. Be Creative and Design your own Special Jade Treasure. Gordon Wells a jade carver and jade sculptor with over 42 years experience will put your Special Design into jade while you watch. Or if you want to try carving by youself, Gordon will guide you through the process. Then the carving is hand finishing work transforming your design into your own work of art which will last forever... Workshop takes at least 6 to 9 hours to complete depending on complexity of design.

Custom Made Jade Carvings
Custom Made Jade Carvings
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from: $205

Want to purchase your very own Designed Wearable Jade Carving.  Design and then watch as your Design is drawn onto the stone color you selected, then see your Special Design take shape as Gordon carves your design into Reality, and is then Hand Polished to Perfection.  You go home with a Special Treasure that you personally saw created from the Jade Stone which will last a Lifetime Allow at least 6 to 9 hours for this Activity.

 Romantic Tour In Yono
Romantic Tour In Yono
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from: $403

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. What is so unique and beautiful about the cherry blossoms at Bess Onuma Park? Why is it considered the favorite spot for couples? You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Have you heard about the holy shrines that give lucky charms for love in Yono? What is so special about Hikawa Shrine? Why does it attract thousands of couples every year? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!

Local half past 12 meeting, rafting tour half day (3 hours)
Local half past 12 meeting, rafting tour half day (3 hours)
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from: $57

Nagatoro, Chichibu, Saitama, near the city center, is one of Japan's leading rafting mecca! You can enjoy rafting lively in the Nagatoro river filled with nature surrounded by mountains! 3 minutes walk from the nearest station, 2 minutes walk to the river with good access It is easy to participate. Free parking available when you come by car! Wetsuit rental for free according to the temperature and water temperature of the day You can enjoy a comfortable tour all season. After arrival, if you receive reception, change clothes, safety explanation Finally start! It is about 7 km downhill! Each boat comes with a trained professional guide Even the first person can participate with confidence. The 7 km journey with gradual speed is a place where the flow is gentle Get off the boat, jump and watch the natural monument rock pavement While floating, playing variously depending on the amount of water on the day Going down the river. In the torrent, according to the shout of the guide, Everyone will row hard to clear the current! By the time you score a goal, you will have a strange sense of unity in the boat High five with nature! During the tour, the guide will take a picture of the tour with a waterproof camera. Photo data from the homepage of Outdoor Center Nagatoro Free download OK! After the tour, drink a service drink If you can use the sightseeing consultation as a guide We will also tell you the recommended food shops and hot spring facilities of the guide!

Kawagoe, Saitama 1 Day Private Tour
Kawagoe, Saitama 1 Day Private Tour
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from: $554

You can explore Kawagoe, Saitama Pref. as you want with a local professional & friendly guide. Since this is a customized private tour, you can choose the tour time and the sights you visit. You will have great time and great food. Hotel meet up is included to ensure you receive a stress-free experience. If you are not sure where you wanna go, follow the sample itinerary.

[Koedo Kawagoe / Blown glass experience] Glass art that can be selected such as cups and containers [Time required about 30 minutes]-Recommended for families and couples!
[Koedo Kawagoe / Blown glass experience] Glass art that can be selected such as cups and containers [Time required about 30 minutes]-Recommended for families and couples!
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from: $49

A glass art that creates a special work with your favorite color ♪ Choose a shape from glass, vase, container, one side etc., and choose your favorite color from a variety of 15 color variations such as pink, yellow, purple etc. You can choose any color, mix and produce. 特 徴 Features of this plan! ○ 6 types to choose from 3 3 kinds of cups, vase, container, one side You can choose according to your style ○ Three patterns to choose from! Dot pattern The polka dot looks so cute. Marble The way of mixing complex colors is beautiful. Bubble Fine air bubbles spiral! ○ 15 kinds of colors ま で From beautiful colors to cool colors, such as pink, cobalt blue, and purple! Because you can mix and match any colors, it's okay to greedy! [Included in price] Experience fee, material cost, consumption tax [Minimum number of participants] 1 person [Number of people who can apply] 1 to 40 people 【meeting time】 11: 00 ~ [Departure period] Whole year [About handing over the work] The completed work will be handed over after one week. ※ If you are in a hurry, please consult You can choose to come directly to the studio or ship. * Shipping costs extra shipping.

Strawberry picking 30 minutes all-you-can-eat & stone BBQ
Strawberry picking 30 minutes all-you-can-eat & stone BBQ
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from: $34

Eat and compare two or more types of strawberries! Indoor stone grilled barbecue (Japanese pork loin + vegetables and rice set)! Strawberries grow about 1m above the ground by high soil cultivation, and you can enjoy all-you-can-eat strawberry picking without burden. We look forward to your visit.

 Romantic Tour In Saitama
Romantic Tour In Saitama
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from: $403

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Have you heard about the Kinchakuda Higanbana Fields? There are numerous spots perfect for seeing autumn leaves, and you shouldn’t miss the chance to view the fiery red Higanbana which are also called red spider lily in English. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Why is Saitama famous for its "Bonsai"? Why does it attract visitors around the world every year? Did you know Hikawa Shrine has a history of 1,500 years and five deities are enshrined? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Saitama. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!

Private Tour - The BONSAI tour
Private Tour - The BONSAI tour
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from: $73

Visit the holy ground of bonsai trees; Omiya Bonsai Village Time and effort is put into creating bonsai trees: an old Japanese art form of creating little trees in a container that mimic the shape and scale of large trees. When you look up through the small branches of the bonsai tree, you feel as if you have wandered into the forest. In the past, only people who owned a large number of bonsai trees could live in Omiya Bonsai Village. There is a bonsai museum, bonsai gardens and also a number of people who cherish the art of bonsai who still live in this area. On this tour your otomo tour guide will take you around the area on our recommended route and will translate conversations for you, so if you want to talk to the locals, fire away!

Katana Samurai Sword Making Experience - Tokyo
Katana Samurai Sword Making Experience - Tokyo
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from: $360

Breathtaking craftsmanship The Japanese katana is often idealized as the deadly weapon of samurai. What might be not as well known is that the katana is not only a weapon but that it symbolizes “protection” both against physical and immaterial foes. At Fusahiro’s studio, a special type of katana, the “mamori gatana” is produced, which is a talisman sword used in particular for spiritual protection. In fact, these swords were traditionally enshrined in Japanese homes to ward off evil and were part of various ceremonies and rituals for protective measures. These days, there are approximately only 150 swordsmiths in Japan due to the difficulty in getting a national certification and the aging population. Witness the creation of this powerfully symbolic sword with Fusahiro, one of the last remaining Japanese swordsmith.

Bonsai Museum & Bonsai Experience
Bonsai Museum & Bonsai Experience
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from: $143

Bonsai is one of the traditional arts which represent Japan. The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is a must place for Bonsai /Japanese Garden lovers. At Bonsai village Bonsai classes are held for the beginner(reservation needed). Opened in 2010  as the first bonsai museum, Omiya Bonsai Museum consists of Collection Gallery, Bonsai Garden and Bonsai Terrace on 2F. At Collection gallery Bonsai culture is introduced through monthly displays of bonsai pot, stone, and seasonal Bonsai. Collection gallery leads to Bonsai garden displaying 60 seasonal Bonsai outside. Some can be viewed from all angles and photographed. After the museum we walk around the very calm Bonsai village spotted with houses having pretty garden where pine trees and other flower trees are neatly well kept. Among them there are 5 Bonsai gardens where Bonsai are created by each owner, displayed inside and sold, the staff will explain about how to take care Bonsai.

Piclife of business trip photography
Piclife of business trip photography
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from: $108

Pikulife is The “moment that can only be taken now” is shaped. This is a business trip shooting service that allows professional photographers to accompany a couple, family, and friends in a day with the concept of leaving the moments that can only be taken. The moments of laughter, staring at each other, the moment of thinking of loved ones, the moment of playing with pets, and the moments of each one continue to be their own story. We meet the moment when the story is born many times and release the shutter so that we don't miss every single frame.れ ば I hope that every single photo will exceed the record and become a treasure for the family, and a chain of happiness will spread all over the world.

Experience Seasonal Green Tea Picking in Sayama and Nostalgic Walk in Kawagoe!
Experience Seasonal Green Tea Picking in Sayama and Nostalgic Walk in Kawagoe!
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from: $91

This tour is a traditional tea picking experience of green tea in Sayama in Saitama Prefecture located northwest of Tokyo, It is a one day tour for a limited time from May to November where you can enjoy the walking along the old town in Kawagoe where traditional townscapes remain. The Sayama Hills are located in the western part of Saitama Prefecture. It is the origin of "Sayama Tea". Sayama tea is regarded as one of Japan's three major teas alongside Shizuoka tea and Uji tea, and because of its northern location, the leaves produce a deep taste after fighting through the cold winters. Kawagoe flourished as a castle town from the 17th century, and was often compared to Edo (present day Tokyo). Because of this, it came to be called "small Edo". The first area where the buildings were erected is known as the "townscape of the storehouses", a site that was seen less and less in Edo Tokyo.

Omiya 1-Day Moss Ball workshop & BONSAI TOUR
Omiya 1-Day Moss Ball workshop & BONSAI TOUR
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from: $111

Enjoy making "Kokedama" moss ball after visiting The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Bonsai nurseries, the Bonsai restaurant. ~ Highlights of this tour ~ ・Meets at JR Toro station in Saitama. *Hotel pick-up and drop-off are extra charge. ・Visit The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum ・Visit Bonsai nurseries ・Lunch at the Bonsai Restaurant Omiya ・"Kokedama" Moss Ball Making Workshop ・Short walk at the Omiya Park ・Concludes at JR Omiya station

Senbei hand-baked experience and souvenirs in the Soka Senbei garden
Senbei hand-baked experience and souvenirs in the Soka Senbei garden
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from: $24

Soka Senbei Garden is a theme park for rice crackers with an experience corner where you can experience handmade rice crackers. You can enjoy the freshly baked rice crackers (SENBEI), eat them freshly, take them home as souvenirs, and more! We are preparing snacks and souvenirs.

Custom Carved Eternity Friendship Pendants
Custom Carved Eternity Friendship Pendants
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from: $366

As a Couple you can purchase very Special Jade Eternity Twists.  Choose a Twist Design then select the your Special Jade stone.. Then see your your Eternity Twists take shape as Gordon carves them both into Reality, and Hand Polished to Perfection ( or you can choose to polish yourself.) - You go home with Special Treasures that you both personally saw created from the Jade Stone which will last a Lifetime together. Allow at least 9 hours or more for this Activity

Private Tour - Nagatoro
Private Tour - Nagatoro's Exquisite View Over a Float Down the River
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from: $78

Try the local street food and visit a power spot as well. Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture is famous for its beautiful canyon. The layered rock formations, known as iwadatami, show us the long history of this planet and the power of nature. On this tour you will enjoy a boat ride through the canyon, taking in its fantastic scenery. Your otomo tour guide will also take you to a museum where you can learn about Nagatoro's natural environment. They will translate anything you need to know if you need help! Make sure you make the most of the local food too - we recommend you try the fantastic shaved ice! The Hodosan Shrine you will be visiting is a great tourist destination and was given a star by the highly trusted Michilen Green Guide.

Local 9 o
Local 9 o'clock set-up rafting half-day (3 hours)
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from: $57

Nagatoro, Chichibu, Saitama, near the city center, is one of Japan's leading rafting mecca! You can enjoy rafting lively in the Nagatoro river filled with nature surrounded by mountains! 3 minutes walk from the nearest station, 2 minutes walk to the river with good access It is easy to participate. Free parking available when you come by car! Wetsuit rental for free according to the temperature and water temperature of the day You can enjoy a comfortable tour all season. After arrival, if you receive reception, change clothes, safety explanation Finally start! It is about 7 km downhill! Each boat comes with a trained professional guide Even the first person can participate with confidence. The 7 km journey with gradual speed is a place where the flow is gentle Get off the boat, jump and watch the natural monument rock pavement While floating, playing variously depending on the amount of water on the day Going down the river. In the torrent, according to the shout of the guide, Everyone will row hard to clear the current! By the time you score a goal, you will have a strange sense of unity in the boat High five with nature! During the tour, the guide will take a picture of the tour with a waterproof camera. Photo data from the homepage of Outdoor Center Nagatoro Free download OK! After the tour, drink a service drink If you can use the sightseeing consultation as a guide We will also tell you the recommended food shops and hot spring facilities of the guide!

 The Best Of Saitama Walking Tour
The Best Of Saitama Walking Tour
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from: $403

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Have you heard about the Kinchakuda Higanbana Fields? There are numerous spots perfect for seeing autumn leaves, and you shouldn’t miss the chance to view the fiery red Higanbana which are also called red spider lily in English. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Why is Saitama famous for its "Bonsai"? Why does it attract visitors around the world every year? Did you know Hikawa Shrine has a history of 1,500 years and five deities are enshrined? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Saitama. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!

Get to know the unique Japanese culture "TATAMi"! Factory tour and experience handmade tatami
Get to know the unique Japanese culture "TATAMi"! Factory tour and experience handmade tatami
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from: $29

You can see the tatami production site with the guidance of tatami artisans. We can manufacture interior mini tatami mats (size 20 x 20 cm, thickness 20 ~ 30 mm). After the experience, there is also a tea break service on the edge of the tatami mat. If you wish, there are souvenirs

Half-day Kawagoe Walking Tour
Half-day Kawagoe Walking Tour
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from: $66

The best tour for the people who cannot be satisfied with only Tokyo! Kawagoe is an old town which flourished as a castle town in the Edo Still to this day you can see elaborately designed buildings, ringing bells, elegant side streets and back streets and rickshaws passing. The design of the stores and houses on the street mix the features of three different eras - Edo, Meiji, and Taisho. Kawagoe has a Japanese culture and history which we cannot see in the other cities. In addition, the access from the center of Tokyo is good (30 minutes). It was selected to host the golf competitions in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.

Bonsai Tour with a local Expert Guide !!
Bonsai Tour with a local Expert Guide !!
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from: $150

This tour goes around Omiya Bonsai Village which is well known as the hometown of Bonsai !! We visit "Bonsai museum" and a couple of nurseries. You can learn Japanese Bonsai culture and how bonsai works. Also, your guide teaches techniques of looking and feel Bonsai. You also have a chance to learn how you can grow Bonsai. Please enjoy going through Bonsai art world !! < Bonsai museum > The Saitama City Bonsai Museum is the world's first public bonsai museum, opened in 2010. It collects about 200 pots of bonsai, bonsai tray, water stones, and ukiyo-e, etc. There is a bonsai garden, usually displayed 60-70 bonsai. Some bonsai can be viewed from all angles, so you can enjoy their different views from both the front and back.

Tea picking experience 付 き Tea rice lunch included ※ Tea making experience as an option
Tea picking experience 付 き Tea rice lunch included ※ Tea making experience as an option
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from: $21

A vast tea plantation that is also the best showcase in the area. The scenery of the tea plantations covered as far as the skyline can be seen is a valuable experience that can only be enjoyed here in Japan. There are plenty of local attractions from royal roads to maniac tours, such as behind the scenes of Japanese tea that you can not usually see, interaction with producers, tea picking and tea making experience, local cuisine using tea.

14:00 local rafting tour half day (3 hours)
14:00 local rafting tour half day (3 hours)
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from: $57

Nagatoro, Chichibu, Saitama, near the city center, is one of Japan's leading rafting mecca! You can enjoy rafting lively in the Nagatoro river filled with nature surrounded by mountains! 3 minutes walk from the nearest station, 2 minutes walk to the river with good access It is easy to participate. Free parking available when you come by car! Wetsuit rental for free according to the temperature and water temperature of the day You can enjoy a comfortable tour all season. After arrival, if you receive reception, change clothes, safety explanation Finally start! It is about 7 km downhill! Each boat comes with a trained professional guide Even the first person can participate with confidence. The 7 km journey with gradual speed is a place where the flow is gentle Get off the boat, jump and watch the natural monument rock pavement While floating, playing variously depending on the amount of water on the day Going down the river. In the torrent, according to the shout of the guide, Everyone will row hard to clear the current! By the time you score a goal, you will have a strange sense of unity in the boat High five with nature! During the tour, the guide will take a picture of the tour with a waterproof camera. Photo data from the homepage of Outdoor Center Nagatoro Free download OK! After the tour, drink a service drink If you can use the sightseeing consultation as a guide We will also tell you the recommended food shops and hot spring facilities of the guide!

 The Best Of Yono Walking Tour
The Best Of Yono Walking Tour
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from: $403

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Taking pictures, coral reefs, fresh seafood, and immersing yourself in the beauty of nature are unforgettable experiences when you visit the beauty of Yono. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. The city appeal stretches far beyond picturesque sights, bayside attractions, hilly neighborhoods, and mix of architectural styles. Have you heard about the "Yono Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore"? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Yono. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!

10:30 local gathering and rafting tour half day (3 hours)
10:30 local gathering and rafting tour half day (3 hours)
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from: $57

Nagatoro, Chichibu, Saitama, near the city center, is one of Japan's leading rafting mecca! You can enjoy rafting lively in the Nagatoro river filled with nature surrounded by mountains! 3 minutes walk from the nearest station, 2 minutes walk to the river with good access It is easy to participate. Free parking available when you come by car! Wetsuit rental for free according to the temperature and water temperature of the day You can enjoy a comfortable tour all season. After arrival, if you receive reception, change clothes, safety explanation Finally start! It is about 7 km downhill! Each boat comes with a trained professional guide Even the first person can participate with confidence. The 7 km journey with gradual speed is a place where the flow is gentle Get off the boat, jump and watch the natural monument rock pavement While floating, playing variously depending on the amount of water on the day Going down the river. In the torrent, according to the shout of the guide, Everyone will row hard to clear the current! By the time you score a goal, you will have a strange sense of unity in the boat High five with nature! During the tour, the guide will take a picture of the tour with a waterproof camera. Photo data from the homepage of Outdoor Center Nagatoro Free download OK! After the tour, drink a service drink If you can use the sightseeing consultation as a guide We will also tell you the recommended food shops and hot spring facilities of the guide!

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