A 90 min. Tea ceremony Workshop In The Authentic Tea Room
1 day, 1 hr, 30 min
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 comprehend its essence in a short time. In the hands-on experience, not only do participants learn how to prepare a bowl of matcha tea but also they experience the roles of...
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 comprehend its essence in a short time. In the hands-on experience, not only do participants learn how to prepare a bowl of matcha tea but also they experience the roles of host and guest as well.
An authentic tea room with tatami mats (We provide you a cushion to sit on and a little table for the 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 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.
• Tokyo Prefecture, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto
• Asakusa, Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
- 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
- Please note that the tea room is located on the second floor. Since the house is an old Japanese style building built in 1940s, the staircase is very steep. Unfortunately, we are not equipped guests with machinery to assist going up.
- Since this is an old Japanese house built in 1940s, there is a certain weight capacity. Despite the number of people we indicated (8 people), there might be a situation that we may ask your group to change the time schedule in order to balance the weight limitation for your safety. Please let us know if you would like to discuss this further by email
- 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 cannot sit on the tatami-mats in any ways, we can provid you a chair.
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
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It was a wonderful experience. The host was very sweet, knowledgeable and friendly. She spoke good English.
I learned a lot about tea ceremony and look forward to using it when I get home.
As part of my first visit to Japan, I wanted to attend a few traditional workshops that mostly represent the culinary Japanese tradition. The Tea ceremony is by far, one of the most typical rituals that is still ongoing, since the early days of the Samurai.
Mika Soka Haneishi has a marvelous and meticulous manner in every single detail she shares. She has more than 23 years' experience when it comes to Chado (the Tea School) and I noticed this throughout the duration of the workshop.
Mika San offers - in my opinion - a great value of an experience and an invitation to learn more about the Japanese art of preparing and drinking tea. As she said herself, it is not just about drinking tea, but it's the entire spiritual discipline that comes with it.
Great experience that I would definitely recommend to anyone who visits Tokyo