Tea Tasting & Etiquette in a Historic Townhouse (Gifu)

Organized by Kyoko Furuta
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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Language
English
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Vegetarian, Private Experience
Join Kyoko Furuta–a certified teacher from the Japan Service Manners Association–for a tea-tasting & table manner experience in Gifu! Learn about tea culture, etiquette, & table manners in a historic
Highlights
Learn from a certified lecturer from the Japan Service Manners Association
A lesson in the health benefits of Marika (Jasmine) tea and related trivia
Use rare 100-year-old tableware in a 120-year-old Meiji-era townhouse
Discover Japanese customs and culinary traditions
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Are you partial to a well-brewed cup of tea? Interested in table manners? Have a keen eye for traditional architecture? Want to learn more about Japanese culture and culinary traditions? Seeking a road less traveled? This is the experience for you. Join Kyoko Furuta–a certified lecturer from the Japan Service Manners Association–for a Marika (Jasmine) tea-tasting and a lesson in table manners at a historic townhouse in Mino City. Mino City in Gifu Prefecture is an ode to Japan's enduring cultural legacy. Renowned for its Mino Washi paper (designated as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage) which has stood the test of time for over a millennium, the city is a testament to the preservation of craftsmanship. Skilled artisans continue to create this exquisite paper using age-old techniques, crafting sheets that are both beautiful and functional. This enchanting area is where your lesson in tea and table manners will take place! You’ll enter a 120-year-old Meiji-era townhouse that’s steeped in history. Your host will run you through the ins and outs of Japanese table manners, the significance of tableware, and tea culture. Kyoko is a certified lecturer from the Japan Service Manners Association, passionate about sharing Japanese culture and culinary traditions through her unique experiences. She has extensive knowledge of teaching students table manners and culinary traditions, along with a vast understanding of tea ceremonies. The star of your cup will be Marika (or Jasmine) tea. Marika tea is rich in antioxidants, aids in boosting the immune system, promotes heart health and can aid digestion. You’ll learn about these health benefits and participate in trivia afterward. From the meticulous art of using chopsticks to the deliberate way of lifting bowls, Japanese table manners are rituals and expressions of gratitude for the sustenance and those who provide it.
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Beverages & dessert
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting place
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
2156 Tawaramachi, Mino City, Gifu Prefecture
Remarks
Please arrive on time
The setting can change from the images
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Gifu Prefecture is home to well-preserved historic villages, mountainous landscapes, and scenic open-air hot springs, with a proud culinary heritage spanning centuries.
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Earliest available date: April 17, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals