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In this workshop, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of traditional tea ceremony.  This is a ritual-like activity where ceremonial tea is prepared and presented to promote well-being, mindfulness and harmony. It is also called the Way of the Tea. The tea itself is a powdered green tea and is called Matcha. 

The activity involves
  • Traditional tea ceremony led by a tea master
  • Drinking green tea and eating Japanese sweets  
  • Wearing a Kimono (Yukata in the summer season)
The Japanese tea ceremony has many names in Japanese: Chanoyu, sado or ocha. It has a long history of a thousand years and has ties to the tea traders in China. Japanese monks first brought back tea leaves during the Chinese Tang dynasty (618 – 907 AD) and only used them in their temples for religious services. A priest called Myoan Eisai spread the belief that green tea could be used for medicine and by drinking it regularly you were ensured good health. Samurai in particular followed this practice and spread its popularity. Later, another priest called Murata Shukou, called the father of the tea ceremony, added more significance and rituals by making powdered tea so others could enjoy it. His focus on aesthetics became well known and heavily influences the tea ceremony that we know today.

Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
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Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya Osaka
Overview

Get acquainted with one of Japan’s most famous traditions during a tea ceremony and kimono-wearing experience in Osaka. Alongside a Japanese tea master, you’ll witness the ritual of making green tea while wearing a Japanese kimono, which are suitable for both men and women. Plus, you’ll sample Japanese sweets and enjoy premium green tea while learning about local culture.

Highlights
  • Tea ceremony and kimono-wearing experience in Osaka

  • A hands-on cultural experience ideal for first-time visitors
  • Learn about local culture from a tea master and witness a tea ceremony

  • Enjoy wearing a traditional Japanese kimono
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Girls dressing up

My daughter and I did this, for 10 minutes we did the ceremony, the rest of the time was being put into a kimono and then taking it off.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Nice dress up :)

We enjoyed it. Getting dressed in kimonos was fun .. though it would be nice to learn bit more .. the tea ceremony in the end was very short it would be nice to learn a bit more

1  Thank martaa860
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful Tea Ceremony in Osaka

Very happy with the traditional tea ceremony at Maikoya! She explain everything and help me to wear beutiful kimono :) highly recommended!

Thank Shinta R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A view into another world

Akiko was a gentle and generous hostess who was always pleased with our clumsy efforts .. there are aspects of the ceremony that you can see have a practical purpose, but has been highly stylised over time to an art. You get to dress in...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile
Perfect Closing

This tea ceremony closed our trip in Japan beautifully. Mayumi was really serious in explaining and doing the ceremony so we could feel the aura of this event. The yukata are lovely, they have small, large and very large size. We can take photo anywhere...More

Thank Carolina A
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