“Old Takamine’s residence in Kuromon-Ryokuchi” is between Omicyo Market and Otebori moat of Kanazawa Castle Park, near the popular Ozaki Shrine. Here was the Black Gate of the Castle in the past. After many years, Doctor Takamine who is a famous native chemist is commemorated by relocating his parents’ house with fantastic tea room. After stepping through the gate, you can see a little public space which includes Japanese and western style architecture in the yard. At the beginning, I would like to explain the history of Matcha, with a focus of relationship with spiritual Zen method “Wa Kei Sei Jyaku”, why and how the tea ceremony spread to people in Kanazawa, and some manners as a guest. Next I’ll show you a whole process to make a bowl of thin tea, which you have hardly seen, to find “Wa Kei Sei Jyaku” in it while tasting Japanese sweets. As for tea, you can enjoy a bowl of tea that I serve as well as make your own tea and taste them. I prepared the souvenirs (pictures provided); a tea bowl, a tea whisk and Matcha(20g) which are selected by my favorite supplier of utensils used in the way of tea. If you are interested in those souvenirs, please let me know when you book. Once I confirmed, Airbnb will change you ¥5000 later. I truly hope this experience will be unforgettable for you and the souvenirs will remind you of the memories you made in beautiful Kanazawa.
I’m Tomomi, an instructor of the Way of Tea in Kanazawa, which once was a great castle town of the Kaga Domain Maeda Family. They were instrumental in developing traditional Japanese high culture including the Way of Tea, and ordinary people here have been enjoyed it. I’ve been living here, got some licenses at Ura Tea school and studied how to better explain and demonstrate it in English in Seattle, USA. Now I would like to share it with foreign visitors in the tea room of “Old Takamine’s residence in Kuromon-Ryokuchi “, which is located between Omicho Market and Kanazawa Castle. Why don’t you come and experience the Way of Tea in Kanazawa?
Matcha, Japanese sweets; red beans ban, rice clackers, all of the utensils of tea ceremony, rental room fee
I rent the tea room from the government of Kanazawa city, so it’s included the fee for rent for a day. Due to the rule of…
Let’s enjoy experiencing the way of tea itself and talk about the Japanese culture, style, Zen method or hospitality in a historical old tea room.
*Please come on time. I’m afraid I can’t accept latecomers once it has started. *Before leaving, you need to check the contents of your souvenirs. No matter how it’ll be, I’m afraid I can’t accept your troubles about them since then.
The Way of Tea in Kanazawa ④