Tea Ceremony in a Japanese Painter's Garden – Kyoto

Organized by Hirona Abe
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Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
2 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Vegan, Vegetarian
Discover a world of Japanese art, nature, history, culture, & tea at Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden & Museum in Kyoto. Join a small group Japanese tea ceremony surrounded by a Japanese garden.
Highlights
Experience a small group tea ceremony hosted by a respected tea ceremony master, Junko Sophie Kakizaki
The experience takes place in Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum in Kyoto – A 10,000m2 residence/studio built by a revered Japanese painter from the 20th century, Hashimoto Kansetsu.
Explore a serene 7400m2 Japanese garden that has been designated as a national place of scenic beauty.
Learn about Japanese culture, tea ceremony etiquette, and rituals in a unique setting.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Embark on a journey that combines Japanese art, nature, history, and culture. Join Junko Sophie Kakizaki – A renowned figure of the tea ceremony community – for a small group Japanese tea ceremony experience in a Japanese garden. Your tea ceremony host is Ms. Junko Sophie Kakizaki, who intricately unveils the nation's beauty and depth through the time-honored practice of the tea ceremony. As the descendent of a samurai family with nearly 900 years of history, she carries on a proud family legacy of dedication and contribution to Japanese culture. Her profound expertise and extensive experience have earned acclaim from reputable media outlets like Vogue, and Ms. Kakizaki is considered a respected figure among Japanese tea ceremony masters. Experience flow: Arrive at Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum Small Group Tea Ceremony in Kansetsu’s Tea Room Explore the Japanese garden and gallery Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum in Kyoto is a testament to the seamless fusion of art, culture, and nature. It was once the residence of Hashimoto Kansetsu, a distinguished Nihonga painter who was one of the most influential artistic figures of the 20th century. Embark on an exclusive journey into the heart of Japanese cultural heritage with a small group tea ceremony experience at Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum in Kyoto. Led by the knowledgeable Junko Sophie Kakizaki, this intimate session unfolds within the refined surroundings of the garden, where centuries-old traditions come to life. Savor the moment as you participate in the intricate rituals of the tea ceremony, accompanied by the subtle flavors of wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets). Post-ceremony, explore the Hakusasonso Gallery, a repository of artistic treasures curated by Hashimoto Kansetsu, and wander through the meticulously landscaped Japanese Garden.
Inclusions
Small Group Tea Ceremony
All Fees and Taxes
Admission to Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden & Museum
Snacks
Exclusions
Private transportation to and from the experience location
Alcoholic beverages
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Hakusa Sonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden&Museum. The address: 37 Jodoji Ishibashichō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8406, Japan The gathering place is the ticket booth at the entrance of the memorial museum.
Remarks
This experience is unsuitable for individuals with heart problems or severe medical conditions.
During the tea ceremony, it is customary to refrain from wearing watches and jewelry to prevent any damage to the utensils.
We kindly request guests wear socks instead of going barefoot to preserve the venue.
The minimum age for participation is 12 years old.
Please inform us beforehand if you have any specific dietary requirements.
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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Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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Earliest available date: April 29, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals