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A 90 min. Tea ceremony Workshop In The Authentic Tea Room

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This 90-minute workshop is designed to introduce the basic aspects of chado (the way of tea) as well as to provide an experience of it in an authentic tea room. Also, we provide a short movie to introduce chado so that participants can compete In the hands-on experience, not only do participants learn how to prepare a bowl of matcha tea but also the experience of the roles of host and guest as well.

Room: An authentic tea room with tatami mats (We provide you a cushion to sit on a little table for a hands on lesson upon request).

OUTLINE OF THE PROGRAM:

 10-minute introduction video while sipping a cup of cherry-blossom tea.

 20-minute tea ceremony in which you will:

 observe the tea ceremony conducted by the tea instructor,

 enjoy a Japanese confection and matcha tea (koicha) served by the instructor, and

 learn to appreciate the utensils and tea bowls used in the ceremony.

 45-minute hands-on lesson on how to make a bowl of matcha tea and serve the tea to a guest as a host and to associate with the host as a guest.

DRESS CODE: Miniskirts and tight pants are not recommended. No bare feet are allowed in the tea room. Please bring your socks.


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Departure Point
Shizu-Kokoro - Chado School, 1-chōme-9-8 Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 111-0035, Japan
Duration
1 day
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • A cup of cherry-blossom tea, two kinds of matcha tea, and three kinds of Japanese infections.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Since the house is an old Japanese style building built in 1940s, the stairs is very steep. Unfortunately, we are not equipped guests with machinery to assist going up. Please note that the tea room is located on the second floor.
  • Despite the number of people (in 8 people), there might be a situation in the group of change to time schedule in order to balance Please let us know if you would like to discuss this further by email The weight limitation for your safety.
  •  Please note that this workshop is designed for participants 10 years old and above.
  • Socks are required in the tea room.
  • You don't have to sit with "Seiza (Sitting with bending the knee)" style on tatami-mats.
  • If you can not sit on the tatami-mats in any ways, we can provide you a chair.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable morning with Mika , she is knowledgeable , graceful and very welcoming . We learned a lot about the history and practices of the Japanese tea ceremony , very insightful visit

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Reviewed 3 September 2019

This workshop is as much as you could possibly ask for a 90 minute class, as I t beautifully synthesizes a performance that requires several years to master. Mika’s expertise stands out, her movements and the atmosphere she creates in her tea room are the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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