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Tea ceremony / calligraphy experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Nagoya, Japan

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Experience hosted by 雄三

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

What you can experience at the "Chonoya". 1.If you have a basic knowledge about history, your understanding of Japanese culture will be deeper. You will listen to commentary for about 15 minutes with an easy-to-understand slide show about Nagoya in the Sengoku period. 2.Calligraphy Experience : Drip some water on the inkstone and rub down an ink-stick slowly. You will concentrate with the unique smell of the ink in the quiet atmosphere. After learning the basics of Japanese calligraphy such as how to hold and move the brush, you will gradually learn how to write sensuously while writing letters on rice papers. You will select symbols with your favorite meaning and designs among samples. Please write freely with your own sensitivity and write lots to practice. 3.Tea Ceremony Experience : We will explain about the tea room setting and utensils in English. First, please try the Matcha tea as a guest which is served by the host. As we provide the manual of the tea ceremony manner in English, you can just follow it. When you get used to the atmosphere, let’s try to serve tea yourself. Calm your mind and feel the nostalgia of 400 years of history and reach the spirit of tea ceremony.
What you can experience at the "Chonoya". 1.If you have a basic knowledge about history, your understanding of Japanese culture will be deeper. You will listen to commentary for about 15 minutes with an easy-to-understand slide show about Nagoya in the Sengoku period. 2.Calligraphy Experience : Drip some water on the inkstone and rub down an ink-stick slowly. You will concentrate with the unique smell of the ink in the quiet atmosphere. After le…

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What's included

  • Food
    Japanese sweets
  • Drinks
    Matcha tea
From $162
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, 雄三

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I want everyone in the world to experience Japanese traditional culture as it was like in my childhood. With that thought, I have decided to run Chonoya. I grew up in Nagoya for over 20 years and now live in Tokyo. My close ancestor served as the Shinto priest of Masumida shrine which was the second highest ranked shrine after Atsuta Jingu in the vicinity of Nagoya. So I have a strong interest in Japanese traditional culture such as calligraphy and tea ceremony. I'm not good at English, but I'll try communicating with guests as best as possible. We are looking forward to seeing you!
I want everyone in the world to experience Japanese traditional culture as it was like in my childhood. With that thought, I have decided to run Chonoya. I grew up in Nagoya for over 20 years and now live in Tokyo. My close ancestor served as the Shinto priest of Masumida shrine which was the second highest ranked shrine after Atsuta Jingu in the vicinity of Nagoya. So I have a strong interest in Japanese traditional culture such as calligraphy and tea ceremony. I'm not good at English, but I'l…
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Where you'll be

This “Kominka”, a Japanese traditional farmhouse, was built about 100 years ago, and you can fully enjoy the atmosphere of a Japanese old house. Nagoya was struck by massive air raids during World War II, but luckily this area survived from being burnt down. Prewar houses are now very rare. And, usually it is impossible for general travelers to enter these types of houses if they are not tourist facilities.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Susanne
December 2019
Vi er en familie på 4 som deltog i te cermoni og kalligrafi. Det var en unik oplevelse. Det foregik i værtens hjem, som var et smukt typisk gammel japansk hjem. Værten og hans kone var virkelig søde og imødekommende. De var meget gæstfri. Jeg kan anbefale andre som er interesseret i japansk kultur om at besøge dette sted.
Vi er en familie på 4 som deltog i te cermoni og kalligrafi. Det var en unik oplevelse. Det foregik i værtens hjem, som var et smukt typisk gammel japansk hjem. Værten og hans kone…
Letel
July 2019
this was the most beautiful and authentic experience we have ever had anywhere in the world! it is truly magical and if you can do this, YOU MUST! it is very easy to communicate in english and you cannot have anything like this anywhere. we also left with a gorgeous keepsake of our mounted calligraphy, which they taught so well. the tea ceremony had me in chills! DO THIS WHEN IN NAGOYA
this was the most beautiful and authentic experience we have ever had anywhere in the world! it is truly magical and if you can do this, YOU MUST! it is very easy to communicate in…
Nora
April 2019
This was a very beautiful and unique experience for me. First, I learned about Japanese history and culture. Then, I got an introduction to Japanese calligraphy. My teacher was very patient and showed me the details of how to prepare the ink, hold and move the brush and make sure the character look nice and balanced. Everything was very carefully prepared. And, my teacher prepared one of my works as a souvenir for me to take home. Third, I experienced a Japanese tea ceremony. It was so interesting to learn how exactly this takes place. For instance, I learned the importance of quietness during the ceremony. It took place in a beautiful traditional room with garden. My hosts were very dedicated and took well care of me. The house is a beautiful, 100 years old building made of paper, soil and wood. It’s also the birth place of one of my hosts which made it very personal. I highly recommend this experience.
This was a very beautiful and unique experience for me. First, I learned about Japanese history and culture. Then, I got an introduction to Japanese calligraphy. My teacher was ver…

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

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