I'm a certified city guide of Bunkyo-city, and a founder of cultural event group M&PJapan. I have been training tea ceremony and Ikebana since childhood. At university I studied Japanese history and culture in Tokyo. I used to teach ikebana at my own studio. When I moved to Holland with my husband and daughter, I introduced Japanese traditional cultures to friends from around the world for seven…
Encounter the spirit of chanoyu, Japan's traditional zen tea ceremony long cherished by many samurai. We'll taste delicious sweets and matcha tea and visit beautiful historic gardens that will make us feel close to nature even in the center of Tokyo. We'll jump back to the 17th to 19th centuries to explore the roots of Japanese people in the Edo period.
Matcha green tea
Be sure to wear or bring your own socks for the tea ceremony
Walk the sprawling grounds of the Higo-Hosokawa Garden, where samurai feudal lords owned homes and mansions in the Edo period. Our tea ceremony is in Shoseikaku, a venue next to the garden's pond. We'll also visit Sekiguchi Bashoan, where the famous haiku poet Matsuo Bashō lived.