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Offering the special opportunity for a tea ceremony in Shorenin Temple

Shorenin Kobuntei public exhibition

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Venue: Shorenin Temple
Spring: March 20th - May 5th ( Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays)
Autumn: November 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and November 20th - 30th
Shorenin Kobuntei public exhibition
The emperor Gosakuramachi had been used Shoren-in as a temporary palace after the imperial palace was burnt by the big fire in 1788. Kobuntei was a historical study room of Gosakuramachi during that time. From Meiji period, it has been used as a tea room, but was lost due to arson in 1993. Warm and kindness support, which were provided by the people around, made it possible to reconstruct the tea room in 1995. And its completion was celebrated by a commencement party. The building was restored i...moren the original architectural form of the Edo period, using same type of the wood material. It is a perfect reconstruction. Kobuntei consists of three tearooms, a Buddhist altar room, and a water room. Kobuntei is open to public twice a year in the spring and autum.
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It is the rare opportunity to touch the Japanese traditional culture easily. You may learn about not only tea manners but also history of tea or tearoom. The teacher is friendly, so please feel free to communicate with the teacher!
Tea room and tea ceremony
Tea room and tea ceremony
This is the inside of the tea room. A gorgeous picture printed on the sliding door was drawn by the Uemura Atsuyuki who was a Japanese famous artist. During the special open period, a tea ceremony is also held on the tea room. Teachers or staffs in the temple are teaching a formal tea ceremony. Experience or preparation are not required! Please feel free to join.
The garden from the tea room
The garden from the tea room
Shoren-in garden is Chisenkaiyushikiteien ( a type of Japanese garden with a pond in the center.) Pond is locates close to Kobuntei. Please enjoy the view of the garden from Kobuntei. It is a special opportunity which is available during the period of opening to public.
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Please touch on the Japanese tea ceremony culture. It is really beautiful and please enjoy the communications with a teacher
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Shorenin Kobuntei public exhibition
Phone +81 75-561-2345
Address 69-1 Sanjobo-cho Awataguchi Higashiyama-ku Kyoto Japan
Directions 5-minute walk from Higashiyama Station by Subway Tozai Line/ 3-minute walk from Jingu-michi bus stop by Kyoto bus line #5, #46 or #100
Event time 10am - 3:30pm
Cancellations No
Fee 1,000 yen
Addmision fee is required in adition to the 1,000yen
(Addmision fee is 500 yen for adult)
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Event is held in tourist season. You can learn about Japanese traditional tea ceremony. An English website is available
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Shorenin Kobuntei public exhibition +81 75-561-2345 1,000 yen Addmision fee is required in adition to the 1,000yen (Addmision fee is 500 yen for adult) 2/3

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