Recently matcha green tea has become very popular all around the world. As you may know, matcha plays a very important role in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. However, learning about Japanese tea ceremony means much more than just learning to make matcha.
Why was this a necessary practice of samurais and monks in times past? Why is the "ceremony" still carried on today? Why do many foreign residents in Japan devote themselves to it?
Come, step into the world of profound spirituality and set your soul free.
- Price: 3,000 JPY
- Duration: 75 min
1. Introduction: You will learn the basic concepts and ideas of tea ceremony. You will also learn how to behave in a tea room and appreciate its decoration.
2. The Way of Tea: You will watch a demonstration of the way of tea. We think you will enjoy the quiet and serene atmosphere.
3. Tea Making - Hands-On: Make your own tea! We will tell you how to drink it, and also serve you a specially selected Japanese cake.
The ikebana class was fantastic. Very informative, fun and inspiring. I was able to make a beautiful ikebana arrangement. If you are looking for something special to do in Kyoto I highly recommend it.
I took part in the Ikebana class with three other participants. Kimi was very instructive and gave us some great history of how the art has evolved, what components make up the style, where to look for inspiration and how to incorporate Ikebana into your life. I had a great time in the class and thoroughly enjoyed Kimi's teaching style. As it was a rainy day in Kyoto, I ended up going to their tea ceremony class later that same day and had a brilliant time learning the history of the ceremony and drinking some delicious matcha and trying the sweets that go with it.
The highlight of my trip. One of the best experience I had in Japan. Highly Recommended!!!