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Have you always wondered what it feels like to live like a Samurai? Then take this tea ceremony lesson in Tokyo and get to know traditional Japanese culture and touch the spirit of Zen by learning how to make Japanese green tea.
- Learn the manners of Japanese tea ceremony!
- Try making tea by yourself with all the steps taught to you by a tea ceremony teacher!
- Taste Japanese authentic green tea and confectionery!
- Have a professional photographer take pictures of you!
This tea ceremony lesson is perfect for you if you want to learn about traditional culture but don't quite know where to start.
Tea ceremony culture has been succeeded from Heian Period (794-1185) and mostly practiced by samurais in Japan.
There are 3 steps in this tea ceremony lesson, and after that, you will understand the sensitivity of traditional Japanese culture.
Step 1: Watch and Learn
Your tea ceremony teacher will show you how to make Japanese green tea and how to serve it. There are a lot of steps you have to take before serving tea to your guests. A series of all these steps makes it a tea ceremony. As you watch, you can taste Japanese dry confectionery.
Step 2: Get to know the details of Japanese tea ceremony
In this step, you will be taught how to use the tool necessary for making and serving tea. You will also learn the manners you have to follow during tea ceremony.
Step 3: Make yourself tea and taste it
Now, it's your turn to actually make tea and taste it. You will be served another delicious Japanese traditionally confectionery.
Your mind has to stay calm and peaceful while making tea and that's the spirit of Japanese Zen culture.
Knowing how to make and serve tea means a lot in Japan and it will make you appreciate the depth of Japanese culture more.
Also, what makes this experience more special is that you get to be photographed while making and serving tea.
The tea ceremony lecture will be given to you in a very traditional tea ceremony room so the pictures of you making tea in the atmospheric room will be one of a kind!
If you decide to take Kimono dressing lesson, you can participate in this tea ceremony lesson wearing it. It will make you look like a real-life Japanese samurai!
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