Hiki-cha and tea ceremony experience

Hiki-cha and tea ceremony experience

Our tea ceremony hut, named ‘Zuisho-an’ by Great Master Hou-unsai of the Urasenke tradition of tea, retains its rare tatami matting layout composed of “daime sanjo maru datami ichijo (three daime tatami mats, measured only three-quarters of a regular tatami mat and one full tatami mat).” The entrance is not nijiri-guchi (a small door) as is most commonly used, but kijin-guchi (a regular large entrance door, used for nobilities) which allows people to enter without having to bend. It is a rare example of a Genroku-style tea hut, of which only a few still exist today.

Visitors are first asked to grind tencha with a millstone and are then invited to ‘Zuisho-an’ to enjoy koicha (thick tea) and usucha (thin tea).

It is a fun and enjoyable experience even for beginners.

First round Second round Third round
10:30~ 13:30~ 15:30~
Location
Tearoom ‘Zuisho-an’ at Honten (Main Store)
Date
Notify us of your preferred date (we accept requests on the day too).
*Participants must show up 15 minutes before the start time. We will make an announcement.
*Please note that you may be asked to share the room with other visitors.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask our staff at the tea shop.
Time required
About 60-80 minutes
*The necessary time may vary depending on circumstances.
Fee
4,320 yen (tax included) with refreshment
*We do not accept participation of elementary school students or younger children.
To apply
Call:+81-(0)774-22-7800  /  Email:shop@tokichi.jp
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