Tea Ceremony Introduction
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Become part of an authentic Japanese tea ceremony and learn about the aesthetics of tea, the architecture of the tea chamber, the kimono clothing, and many other vital aspects of traditional Japanese culture.
During this one hour tea ceremony introduction to the Japanese rite of tea, let tea master Tyas Sōsen guide you through the do’s and dont’s as a guest and participant in a formal service of thin tea – usucha. Simultaneously you will receive explanation about the cultural background of the ritual, the formalities in hosting a tea gathering as a host, and many more cultural aspects related to this practice. Detailed explanations and guidance in are provided in competent English.
approximately 1 hour
USD 500 per session
max 8 persons
(inquire for sessions with larger groups)
Qualified Instructor in the Way of Tea as taught by the Enshū school. Nihoncha Instructor.
Learn more about Tyas Sōsen.
424-2 Kasugachō, Kamigyōku, Kyoto, 602-8023 JAPAN
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