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It is a genuine and Zen dedicated Tea Ceremony Room like those you will see in Temples and Shrines in Kyoto. It is a holy place. It is not a Kissaten (cafeteria) shop (喫 茶 店) but a dedicated Chashitsu (茶 室) built exclusively for performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Chanoyu, (茶の湯). Once you enter you are surrounded by calm, the charm of the garden, the koi fish pond and our Tea Ceremony Room Ju-
The term Ichigo Ichie (一期一会) is a famous Japanese term which means “once-
Start your Kyoto vacation at the Tea Ceremony Room Ju-
Visitors to Temples and Shrines in Kyoto do not realise that somewhere tucked in a corner of the site there is a Tea Ceremony Room, a Chashitsu in Japanese. Most of them are not accessible and not even in the normal visitor's path around the site. Some, on the other hand, such as at the Kinkaku-
The Chashitsu evolved with its typical architectural style in the Edo period (c.1600 AD). Its layout inside is canonical and follows largely Zen rules. Many of them have thatched roofs but others have gabled tiled roofs. The object of the chashitsu was to perform the Japanese Tea Ceremony in accordance with the teachings of its founder Sen no Rikyū, born in nearby Osaka but lived and died in Kyoto.
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In the autumn of 2015 our Chashitsu Ju-
Matcha is powdered top and best quality Tencha tea leaves.
Tea can be classified into fermented types, typically brown and black leaf teas, and unfermented types, typically green leaf teas. Green teas can be grown in covered or uncovered tea plantations. At the top of the hierarchy is Matcha which grows in covered tea farms to avoid direct sunlight and is ground with a tea millstone to a fine powder.
Around April new buds start to appear and the matcha tea plants are covered with screens to avoid direct sunlight. This prevents the amino acid L-
Matcha is the healthiest type of tea and is rich in vitamins (A, C, E, B1, B2) and, is at the heart of the Japanese Tea Ceremony ritual. We hope you will continue to drink Matcha with all its many benefits and make it your new “Way of Tea.”
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The workshop runs daily and is conducted in English. You will learn the principles and inner workings of the Japanese Tea Ceremony ritual and you will also learn some Japanese words such as:
Each Workshop Ceremony is divided in two parts:
Explanation of the Tea Ceremony and its history and cultural placing.
Demonstration of Tea Ceremony in quiet atmosphere.
Guidance on making and drinking matcha by yourself using a unique Japanese bamboo whisk, followed by a Japanese sweet and a going away donut/snack.
You will also receive a personalised Certificate of Attendance to our Chashitsu Ju-
TEA CEREMONY WORKSHOP
If you wish to attend wearing a kimono Ju-
There is a shop in the Kyoto Tower building or you can contact YumeYakata by clicking on the adjacent side panel where you can view a photo-
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