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Enjoy tea ceremony in Osaka.
Traditionally the tea ceremony is best enjoyed by wearing yukata or kimono but we allow travelers to join the activity by wearing casual clothes. So you can still experience this superb cultural ritual in Osaka without changing clothes. The ceremony itself takes no longer than 40 minutes and you can get done with everything within an hour. Our staff will still show you some unique statues, figures and miniature landmarks while you are in the building.
You will make a green tea (Matcha) in an ancient style tea ceremony room.
The Japanese tea ceremony has many names in Japanese: Chanoyu, sado or ocha. It has a long history of a thousand years and has ties to the tea traders in China. Japanese monks first brought back tea leaves during the Chinese Tang dynasty (618 – 907 AD) and only used them in their temples for religious services. A priest called Myoan Eisai spread the belief that green tea could be used for medicine and by drinking it regularly you were ensured good health. Samurai in particular followed this practice and spread its popularity. Later, another priest called Murata Shukou, called the father of the tea ceremony, added more significance and rituals by making powdered tea so others could enjoy it. His focus on aesthetics became well known and heavily influences the tea ceremony that we know today.
The activity involves
Traditional tea ceremony
Drinking green tea and eating Japanese sweets
*Create fantastic memories of your trip to Japan*Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout*Special experience of Japanese culture*Enjoyable experience with children*Learning about the history of Japanese culture
The cultural history and refined technique used in every witnessed throughout this ceremony. The cultural history and refined technique used by every instructor as a ceremony.
Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshops are held at the Golden Pavillion section or the Edo-style Room of Maikoya Osaka. This is a brand new tourist and entertainment complex in the popular Shinsaibashi shopping area, Osaka. At the end of the workshop, you can continue with A range of other activities and workshops at Maikoya Osaka or hang out at the relaxing Maiko Cafe to create a Japanese cultural experience you will not ever forget.
In this workshop, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of traditional tea ceremony. This is a ritual-like activity where ceremonial tea is prepared and presented to promote well-being, mindfulness and harmony. It is also called the Way of the Tea. The tea itself is a powdered green tea and is called Matcha.
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor.
Instead of sitting on the floor, we also give you an option to do the tea ceremony performed by sitting on a chair (It is called Ryurei-shiki in Japanese). Please mention the number of people who will need chairs when booking. You will see a box titled “order notes.”
What can you expect in this Tea Ceremony Workshop? We show off cultural activities with a difference!
A friendly host will explain the correct etiquette and symbolism for this ceremony
Try traditional food and drink given during this ritual
Held in a traditional tearoom with beautiful historic decor
Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout.
Your workshop will include:
An introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony and associated rituals
This is taught by a friendly instructor who speaks English
The instructor is a professional who has had years of training in the Japanese Tea Ceremony
You will be encouraged to try traditional green matcha tea and Japanese styled sweets
Only traditional tea ceremony utensils will be used
The workshop will be taught to a small class of 6 or so people
Relax in a classroom decorated in traditional Japanese décor and architecture
Explanations of the ceremony’s history and technique
Located in the Maikoya Osaka building in central Osaka
If you give notice, guides can pick you up from your chosen train station in Osaka.
Learn Japanese culture with all of your senses – especially your your own of wonder!
Children must be accompanied by an adultAdult pricing applies to all travelers*** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
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