(UPDATE: NOW FULL) Event notice: tea ceremony, Sat. March 24


The “Kōka” teahouse in the garden of the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, an Important Cultural Property

UPDATE 3/8 11:30 am: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL! Experience an authentic tea ceremony with English explanation in a historic teahouse within a beautiful Japanese garden. Saturday March 24 at 1:00 pm. Hosted by the Mushakōji Senke School of Tea, interpreted by me.  Sign ups here on the museum website.

Location: “Kōka” Teahouse, in the garden of the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Host: a tea master from the Chōsō group of the Mushakōji Senke School of Tea, one of the three historical households directly descended from the 16th century tea master Sen no Rikyū.


The garden is beautiful in all seasons. It was recently restored, after a closure of several years.

Capacity:  20  (reservations will be closed as soon as a session reaches capacity). This will fill up quickly so if you’d like to attend, please don’t delay in signing up.

Fee: 1,000 yen per person for one session (includes a serving of “usucha” tea and a traditional sweet. You will also need to purchase regular museum admission, which gives you access to the museum, the current exhibition and the gardens. You’ll be able to see two exhibitions, one on French children’s books and the other on Art Deco.


A similar event offered last December. It was the first time the museum sponsored a tea ceremony in its historic teahouse, and the first time to offer such an event with English.




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