A 90 min. Tea ceremony Workshop In The Authentic Tea Room
Chado, a tea ceremony that has roots in Zen, was established in Japan more than 400 years ago. Its fundamental form and style has never changed, and there are still many people studying and enjoying the culture worldwide. A
Tea room is a space in which people experience mindfulness, and the tea-making process provides spiritual discipline.
This is a chado school licensed from Urasenke Chado School in Kyoto, one of the biggest chado schools in the world. Ms. Mika Soka Haneishi, the owner of the school is a first degree instructor of Urasenke. She has been practicing Chado for over 23 years.
This is not tourism—it is rather an immersion in culture.Itinerary
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. Stop At:
• Tokyo Prefecture, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto
• Asakusa, Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto
"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"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
Duración: 1 Day 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo:
Shizu-Kokoro - Chado School, 1-chōme-9-8 Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0035, Japan
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.