Modern Matcha Lesson with a Master in Tokyo

Service provided by TABICA



  • Summary On this tour you’ll travel through a world of tastes and learn the rich history of Matcha, Japanese green tea! Our host has served as an artisan of Sado (Japanese traditional tea ceremony) for about 40 years, and enjoys exploring how to share this art with people around the world by giving it a new age flair. Using a new practice called “table sado”, we’ll explore how Japanese tea ceremony has adapted over the years to become easier to learn, and more enjoyable in a modern context.
  • Category Culture and Crafts
  • Area Tokyo
  • Age range 12+
  • Experience Time 2 hours (13:30-15:30)
  • Availability 07/23/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Maximum number of participants 8
  • Minimum number of participants 2 Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met.
    Accompanied infants participate for free.
  • Weather Restrictions Available Rain or Shine
  • Price ¥13,000 (adults)
    ¥13,000 (children)
    Free (infants)
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  Hi, I am Hiroko. I have been learning matcha-making since I was 11 years old and I opened a class 2 years ago. My vision is to spread the idea of table match-making to the world. If you would like to experience match-making in a more casual way, join this trip to gain both traditional and modern experiences.

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  • Cancellation Policy We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
  • Included in the Price
    Bamboo whisk
    Matcha Powder
  • Area
  • Things to bring / Note Participation is free for children middle-school aged and younger. Children must be prepared to sit quietly during ceremony portions. *Exclusion* Round trip train ticket from Shibuya station (400yen)
13:30 Arrive at Ayu (Tea Class)
13:30 Introduction from the Host (Including overview the tea practice and the history of Japanese tea ceremony)
14:00 Matcha Demonstration (The host will demonstrate a modern ceremony with detailed explanations)
15:00 Group Practice (Try making your own Matcha)
15:30 Depart from Ayu
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