Experience Japanese culture in a unique setting. Traditional tea ceremonies are offered in the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Depending on the style of tea offering, ceremonies are held either in the Ozawa Pavilion tea house, or in the Ikoi no ba, a charming adjoining structure. Dressed in beautiful kimono, members of the Matsukaze Chanoyu Association (Wind in the Pines Tea Association), prepare and serve the tea. Guests enjoy matcha tea, Japanese sweets, and an explanation of the customs that are part of the ceremony.
The Matsukaze Chanoyu Association is a volunteer group dedicated to preserving the traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Please check the Matsukaze Chanoyu website for sitting times and a full explanation of the tea ceremony.
To order tickets:
- purchase your tea ceremony ticket online directly from the Matsukaze Chanoyu group in advance. Book early, as tickets sell out early to this popular activity.
- admission to the Garden is not included in the tea ceremony ticket price. Regular admission applies and can be purchased at the gate on the day of your tea ceremony, or in advance through the Garden’s online reservation system.
Participants should allow enough time be at the tea ceremony location 10-15 minutes before their sitting time, to take part in an information session. No late arrivals can be accommodated once the ceremony has begun.
Regular admission applies, plus additional $10 for tea ceremony paid directly online to the Matsukaze Tea Group.
Garden passholders get free admission to the Garden.
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