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tea ceremony

☯Nara-style tea ceremony@calm townhouse

tea ceremony

☯Nara-style tea ceremony@calm townhouse

16 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Japanese
tea ceremony

☯Nara-style tea ceremony@calm townhouse

tea ceremony

☯Nara-style tea ceremony@calm townhouse

16 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Japanese

What you'll do

In my class, you will not be just watching or eating, but if you wish, you can challenge playing a role of ceremony host, or also free to ask the reasons of my ceremony or kimono behaviors, or try these elegant actions yourself with my support. Not being so strict about rules, but instead I will try to help you feel a sort of mindfulness within the calm, inspiring ambiance I create in my tea room. First, I will explain the whole flow of the tea ceremony at anteroom using explanatory material for several languages including English, Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Spanish, and German, but you do not have to memorize all. Then we will enter the tea room. Please sit in your comfortable position.(crossed legs are also OK) . Japanese-style chairs are also available. Of course, you can try sitting on your knees! I will offer Japanese sweets,and I will bring several items from Mizuya ,and purify them with Fukusa or hot water,and make a Matcha tea. First you will taste Japanese sweets "Wagashi”.Then,in turn,one by one,you will be tasting Matcha tea,but don't worry!This is the class for beginners,anytime you are free to ask questions,redo,enjoy and make most of the chances in the room! When all of you have finished drinking,I will purify the tea bowl and tea scoop. Later,the I will put the items back to Mizuya.

Your host

Learn more about Kayoko

Kayoko

Want to experience the "real authentic" and cozy ambiance of tea ceremony? Then my class, with small group at old townhouse may be ideal! I started Tea ceremony at the age of 15, after long years’ practice, given chamei, certified master title “Koyo" in 2010, by the Iemoto (Grand master) of Nara-based Chuguji-Goryu (famous Chuguji-temple) school. I put more importance on your own concentration or mindfulness, therefore do not worry about correct behavior. Like many guests already reviewed, please appreciate in your own way the ambiance of the tea room and how we/you serve tea to each other, with less words.

About the organisation

ウェルネスインバウンド協会

Nara Wellness Tourism (Wellness Inbound Association) is a non-profit organization providing private tourist, families, corporate retreats, etc. with unique and detailed (not touristy) experiences of Nara. https://www.gonarastay.com/ They help Nara-based shrines, temples, ryokans, stores, and individuals, etc. to be recognized globally.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to ウェルネスインバウンド協会.

What's included

Food
Wagashi (Japanese sweets), normally I select it from one of the best local confectionary " Kashiya".
Drinks
Matcha

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Where you'll be

Nara is often said as enough to spare 3hours just by watching Great Buddha and deer, but in fact has authentic cultural roots of Tea Ceremony, Wagashi, Buddhism and Shinto ,etc. born before Heian-era of Kyoto capital. "Kanrin-an" is located at east end of Naramachi area, which is appraised as nostalgic space for promenade & shopping. Enjoy the traditional small ambiance (Wabi-sabi) here and feel how the people lived more than 60 years ago.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests of all ages can attend. This is the beginner's class, so whole family with children is also welcome!

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

If you would like to accompany a child under 6 years old, No fee will be charged to the child.

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Kayoko
☯Nara-style tea ceremony@calm townhouse
16 reviews
From £30/person
16 reviews
From £30/person