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August 9, 2017
Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2017

The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2017 will be held again this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Japanese culture and arts in beautiful garden settings and historic buildings. Tea ceremonies will be held at various venues throughout the day and some will have English explanations. Other than the indoor tea ceremony in English, pre-registration is required for indoor ceremonies due to their popularity and the limited seats available. Please click here for information on how to apply.

Dates and Venues

(3-7-1 Sakura-cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo, within Koganei Park)

Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8
9:50 a.m. - 4:10 pm. (Registration for last ceremony 3:30 p.m.)

Event type
Chaseki Tea Ceremony House of Korekiyo Takahashi, Second House of the Nishikawa Family, Kawano Shoten
Nodate Outdoor Tea Ceremony Gate of the Date Family Residence
Tea Ceremony for Beginners Farmhouse of the Yoshino Family
Tea Ceremony Workshop for Children House of the Leader of the Hachioji Guards
Tea Ceremony in English Farmhouse of the Tsunashima Family

(1-1 Hama-rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22
9:30 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. (Registration for last ceremony 3:40 p.m.)

Event type
Chaseki Tea Ceremony Nakajima-no-ochaya Teahouse, Hobai-tei
Nodate Outdoor Tea Ceremony
(Sencha green tea will be served at 1 of 3 ceremonies.)
Naka-no-hashi Bridge Area
Nodate Outdoor Tea Ceremony in English Naka-no-hashi Bridge Area
Nodate Outdoor Tea Ceremony by High School Students Naka-no-hashi Bridge Area
Tea Ceremony for Beginners Kaboku-en

*Please note that during the period of this event, the Nakajima-no-ochaya Teahouse will be closed to business.

Participation Fees

Chaseki Tea Ceremony: 700 yen
Tea Ceremony in English: 700 yen
Nodate Outdoor Tea Ceremony: 300 yen
Tea Ceremony for Beginners: 300 yen
Tea Ceremony Workshop for Children: 200 yen

*Pre-registration for indoor tea ceremonies (except for Tea Ceremony in English) through the official website or by reply-paid postcard is required. Click here for details.

Hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

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Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony Office

Phone:+81-3-6426-0558 (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays)

(Available in Japanese and English)

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2017 official website