Private Japanese Tea Ceremony With a Tea Master (Okayama)

Organized by Soshin Makino
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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Other
Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Experience a private Japanese tea ceremony with a Tea Master in Okayama. Witness a traditional tea ceremony, enjoy fresh matcha & wagashi, then make matcha under the guidance of your Tea Master.
Highlights
Immerse yourself in the time-honored art of the tea ceremony led by the accomplished Tea Master, Makino.
This exclusive experience is open to all and offers a direct learning opportunity about tea etiquette and its intrinsic essence.
Participate in a hands-on experience by making your own bowl of matcha under Makino’s guidance.
The intimacy of this private session ensures a heartfelt connection throughout the tea ceremony experience.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Experience a private Japanese tea ceremony with a Tea Master in Kurashiki, a charming village in Okayama. With 28 years of experience in the art of sado, your Tea Master will give you an unforgettable experience. Itinerary: Meet your teacher at the experience location Relax in a waiting room and watch the tea ceremony tools being prepared Watch a traditional Japanese tea ceremony Enjoy a fresh cup of matcha tea and seasonal Japanese sweets (wagashi) Make matcha with the guidance of your teacher Soshin is as a licensed Tea Master from the Omotesenke family tradition. Committed to making the tea ceremony more accessible, she established a salon with traditional and table-type tea rooms, ensuring inclusivity. Makino personally conducts ceremonies, uniquely explaining each step verbally, offering an engaging and immersive experience. Embark on a private Japanese tea ceremony and matcha-making journey in the enchanting city of Kurashiki, Okayama. Ease into the experience as you relax in a tranquil waiting room, where you’ll look on as the tea ceremony tools are being prepared. Makino will guide you through each step, explaining the history and cultural nuances that define this ancient practice. Take in the graceful movements and deliberate gestures that make the tea ceremony a truly captivating experience. Savor the moment with a cup of freshly whisked matcha tea, paired harmoniously with seasonal Japanese sweets known as wagashi. Following this, shift from observer to active participant as you receive hands-on guidance from your teacher in making matcha. Discover the intricate techniques behind the perfect bowl of matcha, allowing you to engage with the centuries-old tradition in a meaningful way.
Inclusions
Tea ceremony: 1 cup of matcha and seasonal wagashi
Matcha-making experience
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Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please come directly to the venue, which is an 8-minute walk from Kurashiki Station.
Remarks
Please arrive on time
please wear socks

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The home of Japan’s favorite folkloric character, some of its best-preserved historical sites, and amazing seafood from the Seto Inland Sea.
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Earliest available date: March 5, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals