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Hama-rikyu Gardens

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Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019 at Hama-rikyu Gardens on October 19 and 20, will be held as scheduled. However, please kindly understand that some programs may be changed or cancelled due to sudden weather changes. We will post information on any changes or cancellations on Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019 official website.

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 ceremony (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.
Programs provided in Hama-rikyu Gardens will include “Nodate (Outdoor Tea Gathering) in English,” where manners of ceremony will be explained in English, and with the cooperation of the Tokyo Metropolitan High School Cultural Federation; Tea Ceremony Department, “Nodate (Outdoor tea ceremony) by high school students”, where high school students will serve tea.
On the special stage, enjoy “Tsugaru-shamisen and Human Beat Box performance” and music performances of “Shakuhachi, Guitar and more”.

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


[Advance Ticket]
Indoor Tea Gathering
■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.
*During the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019, normal tea service will not be available at Nakajima-no-ochaya.

[Same-day Ticket]
Nodate (Outdoor Tea Gathering) in English
■Venue: Fujimi Yama area
■Fee: 300 yen
*With an English Guide

Nodate (Outdoor Tea Gathering)
■Venue: Fujimi Yama area (2 sections)
■Fee: 300 yen

Nodate (Outdoor Tea Gathering) with Sencha
■Venue: Fujimi Yama area
■Fee: 300 yen

Tea Ceremony Workshop for Beginners
■Venue: Kaboku-en
■Fee: 300 yen
*With an English Guide

Nodate (Outdoor Tea Ceremony) by high school students
■Venue: Fujimi Yama area
■Fee: 300 yen

Performances / Stalls
■Tsugaru-shamisen & Human Beat Box performance
■Japanese Flower Arrangement Performance
■Shakuhachi & Guitar performance
■Japanese style Contemporary dance performance
■Providing photo spots
■Stalls for small Japanese goods, Japanese sweets, green tea, etc.

■Japanese craft workshop
■Japanese traditional pastimes

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

How to apply for the Indoor Tea Ceremony

【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 tea ceremony 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)


Hama-rikyu Gardens (1-1 Hamarikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government、Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Co-organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association
Supported by
Chuo City
Cooperated by
Tokyo Metropolitan Tea Ceremony / Flower Arrangement Federation, Tokyo Metropolitan High School Cultural Federation; Tea Ceremony Department