Sunday, October 27, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ginchakai that has become a familiar autumn tradition in Ginza is now in its 18th year.
This special event transforms Ginza into an open-air tea ceremony space.
This year’s theme is "Aya," meaning weave or pattern.
The character Aya expresses the concept of diverse intermingling of people and mutual acceptance and harmony between their respective cultures.
Choose a seat(session) based on your preferred schools of tea ceremony or confection.
Tickets are distributed at each tea ceremony location. Each person needs one ticket. Children who are participating also require a ticket.
Ginchakai is an open-air tea ceremony for carefree enjoyment without strictly following the ceremony rules.How to enjoy
In tea ceremony venue 1 and venue 14, you learn how to prepare the tea and also prepare some yourself.
Even beginners can enjoy the great taste.
From 2:00 p.m.
In the event of rain, all outdoor Ginchakai events will be canceled.
Instead, a Teicha tea ceremony will be held.
Selected tea leaves are carefully ground with a millstone. This weak matcha tea strikes the perfect balance between a clean bitterness and umami.
We use only the first flush picking of shade-grown Kagoshima tea. Tea leaves are thoroughly steamed, carefully sorted, and finish fired in order to bring out the fresh scent of the buds, a rich flavor low in astringency, and bright green color.
Both the matcha and sencha are available for purchase at Matsuya Ginza B1F Itoen.
In Chado, great value is placed on humility, and the tea bowl is rotated to face the front away so that the design on the bowl is not dirtied. The method of rotating and number of rotations varies with the school.