Events

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2022

Genre:
  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Workshop

Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture will hold Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony, a popular autumn tradition in 13th consecutive years at two venues in compliance with the prevention measures for the spread of infections of corona virus (Covid-19) for the first time in three years.

*This event will be held in compliance with the event guidelines and venue usage rules issued by the national government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

The official website has pages for event guidelines and venue usage rules for guests and organizers can participate in the event safely to prevent the spread of infections such as Covid-19.

*These countermeasures against Covid-19 infections are subject to change based on government policies and local infection rates.So, please check the official website before you participate.

Tea ceremony program

At Hama-rikyu Gardens

Tea ceremony (Indoor)
This tea ceremony will be held indoors. It is open to beginners.
Nakajima-no-ochaya
Hobai-tei

Outdoor Tea Ceremony -“Nodate”
This tea ceremony is to be held in outdoors and beginners are encouraged to freely participate.
Uchibori Open Space(4 Tea Ceremonies)

Outdoor Tea Ceremony in English
Outdoor tea ceremony can be enjoyed with English explanations.
Kaboku-en

Outdoor Tea Ceremony by High School Students
High school students in Tokyo will offer outdoor tea ceremony.
Kaboku-en Side


At Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Tea ceremony (Indoor)
This tea ceremony will be held indoors. It is open to beginners.
House of Korekiyo Takahashi
Second House of the Nishikawa Family
Farmhouse of the Tenmyo Family
Kawano Shoten
Mantoku Inn

Indoor Tea Ceremony in English
Indoor tea ceremony can be enjoyed with English explanations.
Farmhouse of the Tsunashima Family

Outdoor Tea Ceremony -“Nodate”
This tea ceremony is to be held in outdoors and beginners are encouraged to freely participate.
Gate of Date Family Residence

*The programs may be changed or cancelled due to any unavoidable circumstances such as weather.

How to participate

All tea ceremony programs at both venues require advanced reservations.
Participants may apply using “Application Form” on the official website or a reply-paid postcard. After the deadline, a lottery will be held to determine the winning reservations when the number of applications exceed. One guest can only reserve once per venue.

Application period

From September 1 (Thu) to September 25 (Sun)
*The official website from 10:00am on September 1 (Thu) until 11:59pm on September 25 (Sun)
*The postcard must arrive by September 25 (Sun).

Reservation

■How to reserve on the official website
Please use the application form on following URL: official website
Guests can request reservations via application form, first desired date and time, second desired date and time, number of participants (up to 2 people), and desired tea ceremony program.

■How to reserve by reply-paid postcard
On a reply-paid postcard, write items (1) – (9) and mail the postcard to the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony Office.
・the postcard must arrive by September 25 (Sun)
(1) Desired venues (Either Hama-rikyu Gardens or Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum)
(2) First desired date and time (Either morning or afternoon)
(3) Second desired date and time (Either morning or afternoon)
(4) Number of participants (Up to 2 people)
(5) Desired Tea ceremony program
*If you want to participate a particular program.
(6) Name
(7) Postal code
(8) Address
(9) Phone number
*Please mail a blank return postcard.

【Post to】
Tokyo Daichakai Secretariat, PO Box 79, Shin-Tokyo Post Office, Japan Post Co., Ltd., 137-8691
*Personal information obtained via the application process will be used only for the purposes of contacting and operation of this event.

Confirm your reservation

After the deadline, a lottery will be held to determine the winning reservations. The lottery results will be sent in early October via e-mail or return postcard.

Fee

Participation Fee
The participation fee for all tea ceremony programs is 500 yen including tax.
※Participation fee 500 yen to be paid onsite

Admission Fee:
Hama-rikyu Gardens:
General: 300 yen, 65ages+: 150 yen, Free for children aged 12 or under and junior high students residing or studying in Tokyo

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum:
Free of charge during Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2022 (October 29 and 30)

Contact

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony Office:
TEL:03-6426-0558 (10:00am – 5:00pm Weekdays)
E-mail: tgtc2022@murayama.co.jp

Venues

Hama-rikyu Gardens, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Flyer

Credit

Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Co-organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association (Hama-rikyu Gardens)
Supported by
Chuo City (Hama-rikyu Gardens)
Koganei City, Koganei City Society of Commerce and Industry (Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum)
Cooperated by
Tokyo Metropolitan Tea Ceremony / Flower Arrangement Federation, Tokyo Metropolitan High School Cultural Federation; Tea Ceremony Department (Hama-rikyu Gardens)
Tokyo Metropolitan Tea Ceremony Association, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) (Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum)