Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) will hold the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019 on October 5th and 6th and October 19th and 20th at two renowned locations in Tokyo, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and Hama-rikyu Gardens. Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony was created to help pass along the unique Japanese tradition and cultural entertainment of tea ceremony to people of all ages living in Japan and visiting from abroad including those not familiar with tea ceremony or Japanese traditions and regardless of Japanese language skills.
This year marks the 12th anniversary of the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony which was started in 2008. Approximately 210,000 visitors enjoyed this Japanese traditional cultural entertainment in the past. This special event will be held over two weekends in the autumn. On October 5th and 6th (Saturday & Sunday) at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei City in West Tokyo. This outdoor museum displays thirty buildings of historic value from the edo to Mid-Showa eras which have been relocated, restored and preserved. On October 19th and 20th (Saturday & Sunday) at Hama-rikyu Gardens in Chuo City in central Tokyo. Hama-rikyu Gardens is a representative local Daimyo (Feudal lord) garden built in the Edo period. It is the only garden in Tokyo that has both Shioiri-no-ike (an incoming tidal pond) and Kamoba (duck hunting sites). This garden serves as a familiar urban oasis with seasonal flowers blooming in the prime of every season.
Various traditional schools of Japanese tea will attend with all teachers, staff, and students from the schools coming together to help entertain, educate, and support guests through tea ceremony procedure. Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony is a loved and cherished annual event where guests can experience wonderful Japanese tradition. We very much appreciate to have you cover our event.
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