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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Workshop

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019 will be held to encourage visitors to experience and become more familiar with Japanese traditional culture and performing arts.
An “Indoor tea gathering” will be held for authentic tea gathering (prior application is necessary), as well as an “Nodate(Outdoor tea gathering)” to casually enjoy the fun of tea ceremony outdoors in greenery, and a “Tea ceremony workshop for beginners”, designed for beginners and foreigners to learn the basics of tea ceremony while making tea with two pairs.
We also offer “Tea gathering in English,” where manners of tea ceremony are explained in English. Other programs available will be a “Tea ceremony workshop for children,” where elementary school children or younger can learn through experience.
Stalls for foods and beverages are opened by the local Koganei City Society of Commerce and Industry.

Other events on the same day
Traditional culture experience programs for foreign visitors (Edo Sashimono / Kimono Dressing): Please see here for details about the program.


[Advance Ticket]
Indoor Tea Gathering
(1) House of Korekiyo Takahashi
(2) Second House of the Nishikawa Family
(3) Kawano Shoten
■Fee: 700 yen
*Prior application is required. (Application period: August 1 to 31)
*Participation fee to be paid on that day.
*Bring the result e-mail or the reply postcard to receive a ticket at the ticket counter on that day.
*In case of oversubscription, a drawing will be held.
*If the application is below capacity, or there is cancellation on the day of the venue, indoor tea gathering tickets will be on sale at the venue.

[Same-day Ticket]
Tea Gathering in English
■Venue: Farmhouse of the Tsunashima Family
■Fee: 700 yen
*With an English Guide

Nodate(Outdoor Tea Gathering)
■Venue: Gate of Date Family Residence
■Fee: 300 yen 

Tea Ceremony Workshop for Beginners
■Venue: Farmhouse of the Yoshino Family
■Fee: 300 yen 
*With an English Guide

Tea Ceremony Workshop for Children
■Venue: House of the Leader of the Hachioji Guards
■Participants: Children aged 4 to 12 and one family member
■Fee: 200 yen/person 

■Stalls by Koganei City Society of Commerce and Industry

*The event will be cancelled in the case of bad weather (except for light rain).

How to apply for the Indoor Tea Gathering

【Application period】

Thursday, August 1 to Saturday, August 31 2019

【How to apply】

By the online form
Apply through the official website below. Online application will close at 23:59 on Saturday, August 31.

By reply-paid postcard
On a reply-paid postcard, write items (1)-(4) and mail the postcard to the
Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony Office. Applications must be postmarked by
August 31(Sat.).
(2)Time Slot (Start before 13:00 or Start after 13:00)
(3)The total number of people (up to 2)
(4)The representative’s name, address and telephone number
*Please write the name and address of the person representing your party on the reply postcard as well.

【Application address】

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony Office
P.O.Box #79 Shin-Tokyo Post Office (Japan Post) Tokyo 137-8691

【Results of drawing】

The result of the drawing will be sent to the applicants after Tuesday, September 10 by the e-mail or the reply postcard.

*The application is limited to one per applicant for each venue. In case of too many application, we will hold a drawing.
*If the application is below capacity, or there is cancellation on the day of the event, we will sell tickets at the venue.
*Personal information obtained via the application process will be used only for the purposes of contacting and event operations.


Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony Office
TEL: 03-6426-0558 (Weekdays 10:00-17:00)


Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei City, Tokyo (inside Koganei Park))
*Admission is free during the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019.



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government、Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by
Koganei City, Koganei City Society of Commerce and Industry
Cooperated by
Tokyo Metropolitan Tea Ceremony Association, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum