Japan House Tea Ceremonies and Tours
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Join the Japan House for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Chado, or the Way of Tea, is one of the most ancient and revered arts of Japan. During the ceremony you will be served a bowl of matcha tea and a Japanese sweet.
What to Expect
You will have a brief tour of Japan House before the tea ceremony. The ceremony itself is a highly ritualized serving of tea and a sweet held as you kneel or sit in the tea room. The people that conduct the tea ceremony wear kimonos and follow traditions that they have studied for many years. The tour and ceremony will last about an hour.
What to Wear
Wear something that you'll be comfortable in while kneeling or sitting on the tatami mats. We ask that you avoid short skirts or shorts, and bring white socks, which symbolize purity (we have some you can borrow if needed).
Visitors are welcome to sit in a chair or wheelchair pulled up to the edge of the tea room. No matter what your mobility level is you can still take part in the tea ceremony.
For the dates of upcoming ceremonies, visit the Japan House Tea Ceremony page.
To register for upcoming ceremonies, visit the Japan House Evenbrite page.
The cost for attending a Japan House tea ceremony is $10-$12.