Nov. 17, 2023 UPDATE
Shorenin Kobuntei public exhibition - 青蓮院 茶室 好文亭特別拝観 -
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The event is held during the tourist season. You can learn about the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. An English website is available.
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Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
PeriodSpring 2023: April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Autumn 2023: November 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26
VenueShorenin Temple
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Nov. 17, 2023 UPDATE

Shorenin Kobuntei public exhibition

- 青蓮院 茶室 好文亭特別拝観 -
Traveler Friendly
The event is held during the tourist season. You can learn about the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. An English website is available.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
2499 11 --- 0 reviews
PeriodSpring 2023: April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Autumn 2023: November 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26
VenueShorenin Temple
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Offering the special opportunity for a tea ceremony in Shorenin Temple
The emperor Gosakuramachi used Shoren-in as a temporary palace after the imperial palace was burnt by the big fire of 1788. Kobuntei was a historical study room of Gosakuramachi during that time. From the Meiji period, it has been used as a tea room, but was lost due to arson in 1993. Warm and kind support 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 in the original architectural form of the Edo period, using the same type of wood material. It is a perfect reconstruction. Kobuntei consists of three tearooms, a Buddhist altar room, and a water room. It is open to the public twice a year in spring and autum.
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Tea room and tea ceremony
Tea room and tea ceremony
This is the inside of the tea room. The gorgeous picture printed on the sliding door was drawn by Uemura Atsushi, a famous Japanese artist. During the special opening period, a tea ceremony is also held in the tea room. Instructors or staff from the temple are teaching a formal tea ceremony. Experience or preparation are not required, so feel free to join!
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The garden from the tea room
The garden from the tea room
Shoren-in garden is a "Chisen kaiyu-shiki teien" (a type of Japanese garden with a pond in the center.) The pond is located close to Kobuntei, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the garden. It is a special opportunity only available during the period of opening to the public.
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Please experience the beautiful Japanese tea ceremony culture and enjoy the communication with the instructor!
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