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Cooler tea ceremony in summer even without cold green tea!

the way of tea only in October

Do you know we have the tea ceremony only for October? October is the month for the special way of tea putting the iron kettle in the middle of tatami mat

I feel like time flies like an arrow. The maple leaves started turning into red gradually in the north of Kyoto. Since to feel the seasons is very important for Japanese tea ceremony, I change tea utensils every month or 2 weeks, more than 4 seasons. October is the month for the special way of tea putting the iron kettle in the middle of tatami mat.     Special way of tea for October    You might think it is different tea school?! Many of the beginners have never seen this on TV or…

Do you know we have the tea ceremony only for October? October is the month for the special way of tea putting the iron kettle in the middle of tatami mat

Tea Ceremony KOTO - Northwest Kyoto

Welcome to the tea room just a one minute walk from Kinkakuji temple, one of the world heritage sites in Kyoto. You'll learn about the spirit of Chado and watch a traditional Japanese tea ceremony performed by a lecturer of Urasenke, which is one of

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Cooler tea ceremony in summer even without cold green tea!

Have you ever heard of “Wedding tea ceremony” in Japan? Actually, it’s really unique one, not so popular, but some Japanese couple experienced “Cha-kon shiki” (wedding ceremony using the style of  tea ceremony) in Kyoto Japan lately. Using the tea ceremony for thick tea and sharing a bowl with members of 2 families, they can make the family tie stronger.       The new style of wedding using the traditional tea ceremony    My customers from foreign countries often ask me “Do you have the…

What's Wedding tea ceremony in Japan? Have you ever heard of “Wedding tea ceremony” in Japan?

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What's Wedding tea ceremony in Japan? Have you ever heard of “Wedding tea ceremony” in Japan?

Tea Ceremony Koto starts the special tea ceremony at night in the weekend.   You can experience Japanese light meal, fresh sweets, Japanese cookies, thick & thin tea, watching the way of tea and leaning how to greet or move in the traditional tea room. Since we'd like to offer the tea ceremony as authentic as possible for beginners, it's not only watching the way of tea but also you can learn the order or the movement as the guest in a tea room!  Please make sure that our programs...

Tea Ceremony Koto starts the special tea ceremony at night in the weekend. You can experience Japanese light meal, fresh sweets, Japanese cookies,

Ko-myo-ji temple is beside the mountain 10 minutes driving a car or bus from Nagaokakyo station of Hankyu line in Kyoto prefecture. Some different tea schools take turns holding tea ceremonies every 2nd Sundays here. It was first time for me to visit the temple because it’s a little far from Kyoto city. I got up very early in the morning on Sunday and prepared for the tea ceremony as a member of the host team.     The beautiful fresh green leaves in Ko-myo-ji temple    It was hard for me to…

Tea Ceremony at Komyo-ji temple in Kyoto Ko-myo-ji temple is beside the mountain 10 minutes driving a car or bus from Nagaokakyo station of Hankyu line in

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How to do tea ceremony outside?

Hello, I’m a host of Tea Ceremony Koto, just a 1 minute walk from Golden pavilion in Kyoto Japan. I welcome many guests from foreign countries and explain tea ceremony in English.   It was very nice to welcome Lakshmi Manchu, a beautiful actress from India. She had been on the American TV “Las Vegas” and many movies in India. It was the first time for me to meet Movie Star!       A Movie Star from India!    I have heard it was the first time for her to come to Japan, so tea ceremony was one…

Hello, I’m a host of Tea Ceremony Koto, just a 1 minute walk from Golden pavilion in Kyoto Japan. I welcome many guests from foreign countries and explain tea

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Special Tea Ceremony for Tanabata festival in Japan The star festival called Tanabata is derived from the legend of Alter and Vega, who were parted between the

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Cooler tea ceremony in summer even without cold green tea!

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Special Tea Ceremony for Tanabata festival in Japan The star festival called Tanabata is derived from the legend of Alter and Vega, who were parted between the

Since it’s hot and humid in Kyoto, everybody loves to eat ice cream, watermelon, and the shaved ice in summer. One day, Japanese tourists open our gate and said “It’s the house for tea ceremony, isn’t it? Sorry, I’d like to know the café near here.” They looked they really wanted to have cold drinks under the blazing sun. I offered the short course to have tea and sweets, but they didn’t want.   I know everyone has the image of matcha hot, but we are trying to make you feel cooler in summer…

Since it’s hot and humid in Kyoto, everybody loves to eat ice cream, watermelon, and the shaved ice in summer.

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