Bon-Temae Tea ceremony practice

The tea ceremony is deeply rooted in Toyama Prefecture, with the second largest tea ceremony population in Japan (2.49 per 100 inhabitants) ( Ishikawa Prefecture, the neighbouring prefecture, is number one). As a result, many tea utensils and Japanese sweets are produced by traditional industries. The tea ceremony became popular in the region when Toshitsune, the third lord of the Maeda family of the Kaga clan, invited the fourth generation of the Urasenke school, Sen Soshitsu, to Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture.

In this programme, you will learn the Japanese sensibility of appreciating and enjoying the changes of the seasons, which the tea ceremony values, in a simple ‘Bon-Temae’ style, which can be done at a table and on a chair. Enjoy matcha green tea with delicious Toyama sweets.

Number of participants1-4 persons
Duration1.5 hour
Participation fee (incl. tax) 13,200 JPY/person
Enrolment deadline3 days in advance
Includes Toyama’s renowned sweets
Guided by a Yabuuchi-ryu or Urasenke teacher
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