Tea Ceremony Experience In Iriki Samurai Residences
Experience a Japanese tea ceremony in the Iriki-Fumoto Samurai Residences with a history of 800 years
Experience tea ceremony in the Iriki-Fumoto Samurai Residences with a history of 800 years, and is designated as one of the Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings in Japan. You can learn the Japanese spirit of harmony, 'Wa,' and good manners through tea ceremony, a Japanese comprehensive art. Why not enjoy delicious Matcha while having a relaxing time away from your daily life?
- Enter the tea room from Nijiriguchi, the crawl-in entrance
The entrance of the tea room is called Nijiriguchi or crawl-in entrance, created by the most famous master of tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyu. Nijiriguchi is so small that even a person of high rank should lower his head to pass through the Nijiriguchi. It reflects the idea of Sen no Rikyu that all men are equal in the tea room.
- About the manners of tea ceremony
Each manner of tea ceremony has meaning and the instructor will explain one by one easily. After you enjoyed Matcha with Japanese confection served by the instructor, now it's your turn to make a bowl of Matcha tea.
- Wagashi - Japanese confection
Before tea is made, Japanese confection is served for you. Dish out a confection on a kaishi (Japanese tissue), cut it into easy-to-eat sizes and savor the taste.
- Fukusa - tea cloth
The act of folding fukusa (tea cloth) before cleaning the utensils is called "fukusa wo sabaku." The essence of Sado is related to the teachings of Buddhism (Zen) and Chinese Yin and Yang philosophy. The manner called "shiho sabaki" done to clean important tea utensils such as Koicha container has a meaning of purifying the four directions of the tea room.
- Matcha green tea
Tea leaves for Matcha are grown covered by reed screens and straw to protect the leaves from direct sunshine. Young leaves are steamed and dried. Then leaves, veins removed, are grounded by so-called "chausu" (a set of millstones for tea leaves.) Kept away from direct sunshine, tea leaves grow thinner and the body and flavor would increase. Koicha (full-flavored tea) is made with three spoonfuls of powdered green tea using chashaku (bamboo whisk) and a smaller quantity of hot water. Usucha (weak-flavored tea) is made with half the amount of powdered green tea used for Koicha and a little more hot water.
- How to drink Matcha
Your tea is served. Put the bowl in the palm of your left hand, hold it with your right hand, and turn it twice clockwise. It is to avoid the front face of the bowl from being put to your lips. Drink the tea slowly in 3 to 4 times. Please don't hesitate to make a slurping noise when you take the last swig of the tea as that tells you enjoyed the tea very much.。
Duration: 1 hour
Time: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
What You Get
Tea Ceremony Experience in Iriki Samurai Residences
- Experience fee
- Personal expenses
- This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants
- The experience will be carried out in English
Terms and Conditions
- Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
- The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
- Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
- In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly
- No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
- There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
- In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given
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.
How to Get There
"Former Masuda Residence" located in the Iriki Samurai Residences
〒895-1402 Irikicho Uranomyo, Satsumasendai-shi, Kagoshima