Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) will hold the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019 on October 19th and 20th at renowned location in Tokyo, Hama-rikyu Gardens.
The annual 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.
2019 marks the 12th anniversary of the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony which was started in 2008. Nearly 210,000 visitors enjoyed this Japanese traditional cultural entertainment over the years. This special event will be held 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.
Full press release (PDF) is available here.
Invitation and Coverage Request for Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019 Hama-rikyu Gardens
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