Learn the art of tea ceremony from a top instructor
An experienced tea master and instructor from a well-known school of tea ceremony will provide essential basic knowledge of the history, philosophy, and tools of the tea ceremony. The instructor will explain the meaning and importance of the tea ceremony etiquette in an easy-to-understand way, and demonstrate how to prepare and serve tea.
Make and taste tea yourself
After tasting tea prepared by the instructor, you will get to make tea yourself. To make matcha tea, powdered matcha is whisked with hot water in a tea bowl. The tea master will carefully guide you on how to use the utensils and how to move your hands. You will be surprised at the difference in taste between your tea and your instructor's tea.
Recreate a tea ceremony by playing host and guests
Participants will take on the roles of 'teishu' (host) and 'shokyaku' (guest) and perform a tea ceremony. The host will prepare tea for the guests with sincerity, while guests are expected to show their appreciation for the host's hospitality. Through tea, you can enjoy a fun bonding experience.
Enjoy an authentic tea ceremony in a historic tearoom
Our tea ceremony experiences are held in carefully selected tearooms for a more authentic experience. Visitors can observe up-close a tea master at work, as well as the decorations in the tearoom that reflect the four seasons, which are considered important in the tea ceremony. For special guests, we can also offer a tour of a tearoom that is usually closed to the public in a building designated a Tangible Cultural Property.
Suitable for large groups
While tea ceremonies are usually held for small groups, there is also a type of ceremony called 'oyose chakai' that can serve many guests. For team building tea ceremonies, we will ensure that every individual can still experience the charm of the elegant ritual. Larger events will be held in a spacious venue with a stage transformed into a full-fledged tearoom, with additional staff on hand to serve tea and sweets to participants all at the same time.