In Tessen, experience what a genuine Tea Ceremony is like. Tea ceremony in Japan isn’t only an activity of tasting the best quality of Matcha but also means “the way of tea” which is the method of cultivating our sophisticated behavior, thankful mind for nature and thoughtfulness to your neighbors in a tea room which is designed for the visitor’s beautiful moment with a cup of tea. That is the reason the tea ceremony has been preserved and developed across the generations as the art of feeding Japanese culture, even the modern Japanese society is working under the way.
First, you will have an explanation about the many aspects of the tea ceremony, from which you will learn the history, spirit, and basic way of the tradition, followed by a tour around the room where tea is made from scratch. In this program, you will have the opportunity to sit beside the instructor and observe the ceremonial preparation of the tea, complete with the chance to indulge in your first cup of green tea and handmade Japanese confectionary. While the second Japanese confectionary is being served, you will have the opportunity to whisk a bowl of steaming matcha tea yourself. In this program, you will master the art of preparing and serving tea, imbued with the opportunity to savor the many different flavors here. There will be time for a Q&A session, so please do not hesitate to ask as many questions as you want (rest assured that your questions will be answered in English).
Seasonality and the changing of seasons are crucial to the enjoyment of tea, particularly as each season has its own peculiarities and ways of drinking. Traditionally the year is divided by tea practitioners into two seasons, therefore two types of confectioneries are meticulously prepared to represent each season. Please note that chairs can be arranged for those who experience difficulty sitting low down to the ground. In addition, visitors can complete with a commemorative photo session (photos will be sent to you by e-mail), so please inform us if you are interested.
Duration: 90 minutes
Timing: 10.30 am or 1 pm
Matcha Tea Ceremony Experience in Hiroshima
Adult: 13 years old and above
Child: 6 to 12 years old
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Tessen 602, 1-3-11, Itsukaichi-ekimae, Saeki-ku, Hiroshima-shi