Akiko

Akiko

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Tea ceremony (the way of tea) is one of Japan's traditional cultural practices, and is the name given to a synthetic art that encompasses not only the making of tea, but also tea-room architecture, the appreciation of tea utensils and bowls, and Zen Buddhism.

It is not a religion, but a means to the study of Japanese manners and spirituality.
Tea master Sen no Rikyu's aphorism "WA-KEI-SEI-JAKU" (harmony, respect, purity and tranquility) conveys the importance of the spirituality in tea ceremonies.

***We are going to have New Year holiday
from 1st to 3rd of January and we will open
for regular hours from 4th of January 2016.***

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44 Reviews for Akiko

  • Sandra Sandra

    Enjoy an Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto

    Enjoy an Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto this was a great experience to make matcha tea ourselfs and to learn how you have to behave at a ceremony, what to bring and what the meaning of the movements is.

    an experience we wouldn't want to miss in kyoto.

  • Gary Gary

    Enjoy an Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto

    Enjoy an Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto The operators of the tea ceremony really appear to care about what they are doing and explained each component, as well as why and where the history came from and were more than happy to answer questions. Really worth the effort.

  • Jonathan Jonathan

    Enjoy an Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto

    Enjoy an Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto I booked the tea ceremony last minute and the host was very accommodating and responsive to my questions. Since the number of guests are limited the experience seemed intimate, which I liked. The highlight of the experience was when we actually got to make our own tea and drink it. If there were anything this experience were to improve upon it would be to explain more on the background of the movements/gestures and utensils used in the ceremony since it was mentioned that it would take about 15 years at a tea ceremony school to master! The host did her best to answer any questions us guests asked.

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  • Tony Tony

    Enjoy an Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto

    Enjoy an Authentic Tea Ceremony Experience in Kyoto Tea ceremony is very wonderful experience in Kyoto. One thing that you must do in Kyoto. English-speaking kimono-clad hosts are very friendly and clearly explain how to make matcha and drink tea step by step. I will recommend it to everyone .

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