Let’s experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony (Chanoyu) class together in central Tokyo at “Yanagisawa Residence” while enjoying a beautiful Japanese garden. First, you will sit in a traditional tatami room and learn the history of Yanagisawa Residence. Next, you will try your hand at Shakyo (Japanese calligraphy) while waiting to change into a Kimono of your choice. Finally, you are now ready for the main experience of Chanoyu in the tea room. You will participate in the tea ceremony while hearing about the history of the Chanoyu, eating sweets and drinking the tea when it is served. After you observe the tea-making procedure, now it is your turn to try making it by yourself. At the end, you are welcome to walk around the lush Japanese garden and take pictures.
Ritsuko and co-host Miki are both associate instructors of Ura-Senke (one of the main schools of Japanese tea ceremony) and teach Chanoyu classes in Tokyo. Ritsuko lived in UK and Germany for over 6 years and is fluent in English. Miki has a deep knowledge of Japanese culture, which comes from her 10 years of public relations experience at companies connected with hotels and ryokans (Japanese inns) throughout Japan.
1.Japanese sweets (wagashi) 2.Japanese green tea (macha) *please note macha contains caffeine 3.Authentic silk kimono 4.syak…
"Yanagisawa Residence" is over 60 years old and is registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property. It is not usually open to the public. Despite being located close to Shibuya and Shinjuku, this house is surrounded by beautiful trees. Access by train: - Daitabashi Station on the Keio Line (only Local train), a 6-minute walk - Sasazuka Station on the Keio Line (both Local and Express train), a 10-minute walk
It's not difficult experience, you can enjoy easily and host is very friendly, so if you have any question, please send us message :)
Tea Ceremony Experience in Kimono