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Zen House Japanese Tea Ceremony

1 reviewStamford, United States

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Experience hosted by Olga

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Russian

What you'll do

The Ceremony will be conducted in the tradition of the historic Omotesenke School of Tea that was originated by Sen Rikyu ( the father of Japanese Tea Ceremony) and the ancient roots of Zen Buddhism through the Cultural Renaissance of Japan during the 16th Century.
You will experience Chanoyu with the taste of authentic matcha and seasonal sweets imported from Kyoto "to Be One" with your own Zen moment. Light refreshments and conversations will follow after the ceremony.
We will join 10min tour of Historic Zenhouse studio where sculptor Gutzon Borglum started creating Mount Rushmore in 1910-1941
Performed by Tea Master Soko Yasuko Hara of Yasuko Chanoyu and Zensho Martin Hara , Olga Viakhireva
The Ceremony will be conducted in the tradition of the historic Omotesenke School of Tea that was originated by Sen Rikyu ( the father of Japanese Tea Ceremony) and the ancient roots of Zen Buddhism through the Cultural Renaissance of Japan during the 16th Century.
You will experience Chanoyu with the taste of authentic matcha and seasonal sweets imported from Kyoto "to Be One" with your own Zen moment. Light refreshments and conversations w…

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What's included

  • Food
    Japanese sweets served with green tea
  • Drinks
    tasting if special green teas prepared by tea masters
    sweets
    m...
From $59
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Olga

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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I am designer , artist , teacher and world traveler . I am fascinated by Asian culture and hosting tea ceremonies for past year at Zenhouse with collaboration of tea masters from Tokyo
I am expert in creating unique zen series of experiences at my Historic STUDIO ZEN HOUSE.
Japanese tea ceremony is a way to meditate and experience new historic traditional ceremony and learn about art of tea preparations, taste different macho teas and meditate.
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Where you'll be

We will conduct our Tea Ceremony in our ZENHOUSE . We will tour through garden and talk about history of the Studio build by Sculptor Gutzon Borglum ( creator of mount Rushmore) We will taste teas & sweets prepared by Tea Masters . It’s a special place to see and experience.

1 review

Deborah
January 2020
An unique cultural experience in a lovely location.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Zen House located in CT Stamford -55 min from NYC drive or train
Sasy acces from new york city from grand central by train 55 min to stamford station and taxi 15 min from station

What to bring

wear comfortable clothing so you will be ok to seat on the matt or cusions

bring white socks to wear during ceremony