The Japanese tea ceremony, also known as the Way of Tea (called chanoyu, sadou or chadou in Japanese), is a fascinating Japanese cultural activity that involves the ceremonial art and performance of preparing and presenting Japanese green tea (matcha) for a guest.
At Yamayuri, you can experience an easy and enjoyable Japanese tea ceremony session.
In Japan, tea gathering events are held where many people participate inside and outside of a tearoom.
Yamayuri welcomes you by creating such atmosphere.
Sessions for our Japanese tea ceremony experience are held in a formal ryurei style (*1) in which you sit at a table with your shoes on.
We use a table called misonodana(*2) in ryurei style.
It would be our pleasure if you could appreciate Japanese tea ceremony and create wonderful memories.
*1 Ryurei Style:
The style of serving tea where both the host and guest use tables and chairs is called ryurei. At the Kyoto Exposition held in 1872, it was developed by the 11th grand tea master of Urasenke, Gengensai, to entertain foreign guests who were not used to sitting on their knees.
The table for the table-and-chair style was established by Tantansai, the 14th grand master of Urasenke, for a tea gathering in Kyoto Imperial Palace in 1952, celebrating the coming of age of the then Crown Prince (now Emperor Emeritus) Akihito.
It is not necessary to sit on your knees.
You may sign up until two hours before the session.
*It is not applicable when the seats are full
It is a six-minute walk from Asakusa Station or Sensoji Temple.
Directions to Yamayuri
One session is start from 40 minutes.