Let’s learn the spirit of “Omotenashi”(hospitality). The “Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony” is held for all, from beginners to advanced.

2017-04-21   Festivals & Events, Tokyo,

Into the deep “chanoyu” (tea) origin of the Japanese sense of beauty

There is the “Wabi/Sabi” culture in our spirits. It is one of the important senses of beauty for Japanese people. This originates from “Sado,” which is the culture of enjoying tea. Sado has developed not only from having tea, but also with the outlook on life, religion, and decoration of the tea ceremony room.
Do you think that it’s difficult to start “Sado” because you have to learn a lot of manners for it?


The casual style of tea ceremony you can enjoy each season outside

The “Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony” is held in September and October and its main objective is to introduce Japanese cultures of tea, Edo, and Tokyo to foreigners and people who are not familiar with “Sado.” As it is a casual event, beginners are also welcome to join in. You can enjoy green tea in the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and Hama-rikyu Gardens.
“Nodate” is to enjoy tea outside. We recommend you to try it first because it is more casual and its manners are not so difficult for beginners compared to the indoor tea ceremony. Let’s enjoy each season and learn the Japanese spirit of “Wabi/Sabi” and “Omotemashi” through tea ceremony under the sky.


■Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2014

Date: September 27th SAT, 28th SUN, 2014

Place: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Date: October 11th SAT, 12th SUN, 2014

Place: Hama-rikyu Gardens

Participation fee:

Chaseki (indoor tea ceremony) 700yen
Nodate (outdoor tea ceremony) 300yen
Sado for beginners’ 300yen
Sado lesson for kids’ 200yen

※Please make a reservation in advance if you want to participate in Chaseki
(Mail or Website)
※You can make a reservation for other tea ceremonys (except for Chaseki) on that day
※You need to pay for the admission fee when you enter the Hama-rikyu Gardens
※You can enter the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum for free during the tea ceremony

Ticket information (Pre-entry)
Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony official website




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