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Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy & Kimono

tea ceremony

Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy & Kimono

2 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
tea ceremony

Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy & Kimono

tea ceremony

Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy & Kimono

2 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will experience the Japanese art of tea ceremony (sado), Japanese calligraphy (shodo), wearing kimono in a real Japanese family home. This is a very relaxed activity for those interested in Japanese art, family life, meditation or simply if you want to avoid bad weather outside. You will also get to learn about family life in Japan. We are a bilingual family (English-Japanese), so you don't need to worry about having any language problems. Our house is quite large, so there is plenty of space for you to relax and enjoy the following activities: (1) Enjoy tea ceremony (sado) in a Japanese tatami room, where you sit on the floor. It is a form of meditation, immersing yourself in the act of preparing, serving & drinking matcha green tea (with a sweet) in an authentic environment. (2) Try out a kimono from a selection or colours and patterns. We will help you put on the kimono. You will feel how tight and how uncomfortable, yet beautiful it is to wear one. (3) Then try Japanese calligraphy (shodo), which is another form of art & mediation. You can write Chinese characters, Japanese hiragana, idioms, haiku and much more to exercise your fingers.

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Your host

Learn more about Akiko

Akiko

I took classes in Japanese tea ceremony (sado) and Japanese calligraphy (shodo) in school where i had a very strict teacher, but we will have a relaxed tea ceremony and calligraphy lesson where you learn the history, practice and meaning of tea ceremony and calligraphy in Japanese culture. The philosophy of tea ceremony is to relax and have a quiet time and appreciate smaller things in life. Japanese calligraphy has a long tradition of writing with a brush, focusing on each stroke, to relax your mind while exercising your fingers. Both of these activities are forms of art and meditation where the focus is more on the process than the outcome. To appreciate the moment as in zen buddhism.

What's included

Drinks
+Matcha green tea +Japanese sweet +drinking water or barley tea
Equipment
+Kimono +brush, ink, paper etc. for calligraphy

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Where you'll be

All the activities will take place at our house. The tea ceremony and calligraphy will be either in the Japanese traditional tatami room or in our dining room as it is more comfortable to sit in chairs. A 1300 year old temple is 2 minutes on foot from our house so it is possible to visit it. There is also a local shrine we can visit.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. You can bring your children, and they can stay in our house while you do the tea ceremony and calligraphy. they don't need to take part and don't need to…

More tips

Ask for availability on other time/date or larger group? Our local station is 18 mins from Osaka Station by JR Train (260yen/free for JR Pass) and 23 mins (30 mins local train) from Kyoto Station (460yen/free for JR Pass). Our house is a short walk to the station.
Akiko
Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy & Kimono
2 reviews
From $29/person
2 reviews
From $29/person