Japanese Tea Ceremony

Would you try to join Japanese tea ceremony when you come to Japan? Tea Ceremony, also known as sado, chado or chanoyu, is a wonderful blend of Chinese and Japanese cultures, stemming from the practice of Zen Buddhism. The Japanese tea ceremony can be a rare cultural experience for a tourist or anyone living outside Japan – but it doesn’t have to be! We offer the best cultural experience, let’s check this out!

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About Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese tea ceremony (known as sadō/chadō (茶道, lit., “The Way of Tea”) or cha-no-yu (茶の湯)) is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea, the art of which is called (o)temae ([お]手前; [お]点前).[1]

Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the Japanese tea ceremony. Much less commonly, Japanese tea practice uses leaf tea, primarily sencha, a practice known as senchadō (煎茶道, lit., “the way of sencha”) in Japanese, as opposed to chanoyu or chadō.

Tea gatherings are classified as either an informal tea gathering (chakai (茶会, lit., “tea gathering”)) or a formal tea gathering (chaji (茶事, lit., “tea event”)). A chakai is a relatively simple course of hospitality that includes confections, thin tea, and perhaps a light meal. A chaji is a much more formal gathering, usually including a full-course kaiseki meal followed by confections, thick tea, and thin tea. A chaji may last up to four hours.

Chadō is counted as one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, along with kōdō for incense appreciation, and kadō for flower arrangement.

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Tea Ceremony Experience

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What to expect:

  • An introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony and associated rituals, taught by a friendly and experienced instructor in Chinese, Japanese, and English.
  • You will be encouraged to try traditional green matcha tea and Japanese styled sweets
  • Only traditional tea ceremony utensils will be used
  • Relax in a tea room decorated in traditional Japanese décor and architecture
  • Explanations of the ceremony’s history and technique
  • Getting the chance to experience preparing matcha green tea
  • The friendly staff will help you chose the best kimono and wear it in a traditional way
  • For ladies, we will give you the simple hairstyle matching with kimono
  • Take photos before and after the ceremony in the tea room and around the tea house
  • Walk outside with your kimono
  • Get to know about tea ceremony artifacts and displays, and their histories with a detailed explanation about the unique tradition

Kokeshi painting workshop fee is around 1800 - 2500 yen per person. Depend on the store, they have a different price, please ask the detail first. Reservation is required.

This workshop takes 30-90 minutes per session.

Tea ceremonies are usually held in tea houses, tea rooms, and Japanese tea gardens.

In Miyagi prefecture, there is a store that can accommodate up to 150 pax.

Take some photos during the workshop or while the shopping time at the store. It will become memorable stuff for your social media needs.

Note: some stores prohibit taking pictures, kindly ask first.

Due to Covid 19 conditions, some stores will cut the occupancy of the workshop. Make sure you have enough time for doing this workshop (especially for a big group).

***Optional option may be different depending on the stores

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