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The Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience

tea ceremony

The Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience

10 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian
tea ceremony

The Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience

tea ceremony

The Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience

10 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

Our lesson starts at 10:30, 12, 16, 18 or 21. One lesson lasts about one hour. if you need a personalized time, please write to us. 1) The host, in kimono, will give you an introduction about History and Sprits of Japanese tea ceremony. 2) You'll seat on the chashitsu (the tatami tea room) where you can admire the flower composition, the Japanese painting scroll, you can listen the slowly simmering of water and smell the incense in the brazier. (it is necessary to climb a flight of stairs). 3) Watch the way of tea and have matcha & sweets. Usually we do the more famous moment called "usucha" (thin tea) but you also choose the less famous but more traditional moment called "koicha" (thick tea) in this private session. 4) Let’s try whisking matcha tea by yourselves! Obviously you can take photos and movies! You must have with you a white clean pair of socks and temporally remove all jewellery for not to damage the straw floor (except ear rings and the wedding ring if it is flat and without stones). If you have some problems to sit on the floor please write to us so we can prepare a chair for you.

Your host

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Letizia

I really enjoy being a Tea Ceremony Master and introducing you to this unique art and culture that I studied with real Japanese important Tea Masters in Japan. I'm one of the first Italian born woman accepted in Tokyo's Omotesenke School of Tea Ceremony and now I'm a Master of this important School. I work in Italy to improve the knowledge of this ancient art even in my Country. The Japanese tea ceremony is a fantastic experience that offers unique emotions and an incredible sense of general well-being. I offer you the opportunity to enjoy the real taste of Japan in Italy!

What's included

Drinks
matcha tea & sweets (japanese sweets made of rice flour, bean paste, sugar and sometimes eggs)
Equipment
tea ceremony tools

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Where you'll be

It's the only Japanese style Tea Room in Lucca and only one of the 10 Tea Ceremony Schools located throughout Italy. The environment is in traditional Japanese style with a tatami floor and shoji walls (it is necessary to climb a flight of stairs). All the tools used are original and the Host wears the kimono. You will breathe the air of true Japan in Italy and you will feel projected into a world out of time made of peace and harmony.

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

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend. It's necessary seat on the floor.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

It's necessary seat on the tatami floor without the shoes so it's important have white clean socks with you. If you have some problems to seat on the floor write to use, please!

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Letizia
The Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience
10 reviews
From $29/person
10 reviews
From $29/person