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Shizu-Kokoro Urasenke Chado (The Way of Tea) School

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Shizu-Kokoro Urasenke Chado (The Way of Tea) School

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1-9-8 Nishi Asakusa, Taito 111-0035 Tokyo Prefecture
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KitGen wrote a review Jan 2020
Makati, Philippines8 contributions
My friend and I passed by this place, got curious and decided to book for the next day session. We were lucky to have the whole session to ourselves as it was a thursday afternoon. Personally, I was pleased with how the session was delivered in a way that it brings calmness to the usual busy itinerary of a tourist. It was truly an experience for me and my friend. We felt like we immersed into the Japanese culture. And as what our host, Miko said, the tea ceremony is beyond being just a way of tea. It may be on a pricey side, but the 90mins of being in a slow-paced environment makes it worth it.
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Zach wrote a review Jan 2020
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We had a wonderful time at the tea ceremony. Mika was a great host, she was very patient and knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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treesrgreenie wrote a review Dec 2019
Adelaide, Australia175 contributions45 helpful votes
Mika greeted us in traditional kimono and speaks perfect English. We start with an 8 min video explaining the history behind the tea ceremony, then we take off our shoes, do the cleansing ritual with the water fountain in the corner, then climb up wooden stairs into the ceremony room with beautiful Japanese decor and tatami mats. A kettle is submerged in the floor, and the bowls and furniture chosen by Mika is influenced by what season it is. Mika first explained the ritual behind the tea ceremony and why she is doing what she does with the utensils and silk handkerchief.Then we quietly watched her go through the ceremony. It was incredibly humbling and overwhelming to watch this old traditional ritual that tears were pouring down my face and even my husband said he had a lump in his throat while watching Mika. It was incredible to feel like this but the experience was so beautiful. We drank Mika's tea, then we got to experience making tea for each other. Mika gave us a selection of bowls to choose from that I was to make for my husband and he chose a bowl for me. Mika talked us through making the tea. We also explained to each other why we chose the bowls we did.It was such an amazing interactive experience. The fact that we were taught and experienced making the tea as well and not just watching and tasting the tea ceremony made this an absolute highlight during our holiday around Japan. Loved it and recommend it highly to anybody wanting a traditional experience.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Michelle S wrote a review Dec 2019
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We absolutely loved the tea ceremony workshop and it stands out as one of the best parts of our trip to Tokyo. The host was welcoming, friendly and informative, and the space was beautiful. The ceremony was intimate with only 8 people and I loved learning about the history of the tea ceremony and the rituals surrounding it. Easy to get to the location from the train also! A must for anyone who has a passion or interest in tea or Japanese culture overall.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Keybeets wrote a review Nov 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia49 contributions5 helpful votes
Highly recommend if you’re interested in learning about the history, customs, and spirit of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony (chado). Mika was amazing host and we not only learned a lot, but we also ate fun treats, participated in the tea ceremony, and then practiced making tea on our own!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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