Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture will hold Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2022, 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.
This year, the event will be held for total of four days at Hama-rikyu Gardens, a representative of a daimyo garden of the Edo period (Chuo Ward, Tokyo) on October 22nd (Sat), 23rd (Sun), and at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Koganei City, Tokyo) where historical buildings in Tokyo are restored and exhibited on October 29th (Sat), 30th (Sun).
The purpose of Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony where the different schools of tea ceremony come together to enjoy a wide variety of tea ceremonies is to disseminating Japanese traditional culture widely both domestically and internationally, and also to relaying “spirit of hospitality” to next generation.
This year as well, there are tea ceremony programs that beginners and foreign people can freely participate.
Full press release (PDF) is available here.
Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2022 to be held for the first time in three years!
Please see here for the detail of this program.