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Feb. 27, 2019 UPDATE
Tea Ceremony Experience En - 茶道体験 En -
Traveler Friendly
Close to the famous Chion-in Temple, and they have the experience in English, so you get to dive into Japanese culture.
Information
Japanese and English.
Languages spoken
Japanese and English.
60 2 --- 0 reviews
Feb. 27, 2019 UPDATE

Tea Ceremony Experience En

- 茶道体験 En -
Traveler Friendly
Close to the famous Chion-in Temple, and they have the experience in English, so you get to dive into Japanese culture.
Information
Japanese and English.
Languages spoken
Japanese and English.
60 2 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Beginners welcome! Close to Chion-in Temple, experience the Japanese tea ceremony at En!
Tea Ceremony Experience En is located close to Chion-in Temple, and it’s called En because in Japanese en means both relationships and round, and they want their tea ceremony experience to become a place where people can get together. The machiya townhouse where the tea ceremony takes place has a very Japanese atmosphere; it has tatami mats, inner garden. Their classes are in simple, easy to understand English, and they tell you a lot about the history and culture of Japan and tea. They also show you how to stir matcha. Lastly, you get to try stirring matcha yourself (the teacher will help you). During this learning process, as you’re in a quiet, secluded, and beautiful place far removed from the busy city life, you get to truly relax. If you want to experience the tea ceremony here, you have to make a reservation on their official website. This is an unforgettable chance to get to know Japanese culture in Kyoto.
1Highlight
Getting to know about the tea ceremony
Getting to know about the tea ceremony
The teacher will use simple English to tell you about the tea ceremony and the concepts behind it, like “wakei seijaku” which means calmness, quiet, and respect while doing a tea ceremony.
2Highlight
Tea ceremony demonstration
Tea ceremony demonstration
First, the teacher will show you the proper way of holding a tea ceremony. Each move is carefully calculated, and amidst the quietness, she will use the tea utensils, which she first purifies, to make you matcha tea.
3Good Experiences
Stir matcha
Stir matcha
Put one-and-half scoops of matcha into your bowl, and start making a movement resembling the letter W, and soon you will have a bowlful of frothy matcha!
4Good Experiences
Drink matcha
Drink matcha
After stirring the matcha, you get to drink it. You should drink it in three gulps, and make a slight slurping sound in the last gulp because this way you get most of the matcha “crema” too.
- Manner & Tips -

Manners & Tips - En

You need to make a reservation beforehand;


Depending on the type of lesson (private or group), you can choose from the following times: 


10:00 a.m. Private / Group session (English or Japanese)

11:00 a.m. Private / Group session (English or Japanese)

12:00 noon Private / Group session (English or Japanese)


1:00 p.m. Private / Group session (English or Japanese)

2:00 p.m. Private / Group session (English or Japanese)

3:00 p.m. Group tea ceremony session in English

4:00 p.m. Group tea ceremony session in English

5:00 p.m. Group tea ceremony session in English

6:00 p.m. Group tea ceremony session in English

7:00 p.m. Private tea ceremony session (English or Japanese)


Official website: http://www.teaceremonyen.com/jp/reservation/

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