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The Way of Tea - Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience

Hosted by a member of the Tokyo Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 01 Jun 12:30 - 16:30

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A tea ceremony is composed by Japanese traditions; philosophy, crafts and arts. It is hard to attend for beginners due to many complicated rules and manners; avoid stepping edge of Tatami, turn a tea bowl clockwise to avoid drinking in front and etc, etc. Why should we do that way?

Everything has significance. The deeper purpose of tea ceremony is appreciation Protected content the items served, of the preparation made by the host and of the other participants. You would express your appreciation thru the rules and manners.

If you are interested in a tea ceremony, can you join us as the guests?

We will join a normal tea ceremony held for students/practitioners of the way of tea. ( the place is not for sightseeing/tourists ). If you have no experience, don’t worry. I will explain about the manners and help you how to behave all the way.

<Outline>
Tea ceremony of Urasenke family style. 1 session of thin green tea and Japanese sweets. We will attend as the guests.

<Schedule>
12: Protected content Briefing: explaining about a procedure and rules
13: Protected content Waiting, purification ritual and attending a tea ceremony.

<Things to Prepare>
Please bring clean socks and a small hand towel. I will prepare paper napkin and a small fan for each of you.

< Please Read and Confirm before Sign-In>
- All the conversation is in Japanese and it may not be able to translate in English during the ceremony. Explanation will be given after that in that case.
- Taking photos/videos is not accepted in the tea room.
- We may have to wait for our turn for a while. ( to a maximum of one hour)
- Please Sign-in only if you are sure to attend.

I am sure we will enjoy ourselves with a quiet and calming atmosphere.

Thank you