At Ginchakai, various events related to tea are held concurrently.
Please take this opportunity to check them out.
(Event times vary by event. See below for details.)
Student tea room designs are collected for the Architectural Culture Week Student Grand Prix 2019 Ginchakai Tea Rooms hosted by the Architectural Institute of Japan, and the best submissions are displayed each year at Ginchakai. The submission awarded the gold prize will be constructed in full scale for the exhibit at Ginza Terrace on the 9th floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi Department Store again this year, and will be used as actual tea rooms. Enjoy a highly original tea ceremony room space uniquely created by students.
The winner will receive
an originally-designed teacup
Winner for 2018 "Ornate - Dry Lacquer Tea Room"
The Graduate School of Tokyo University of The Arts (Lv Ya Hui, Su Hao, Lu Chang)
|When||Thursday, October 24 to Monday, October 28|
|Location||Ginza Terrace, Ginza Mitsukoshi 9F|
|Time||10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (until 6:00 p.m. on the 28th)|
|Sponsor||Architectural Institute of Japan|
|Partners||Ginza Mitsukoshi, DINAONE|
The following tea rooms will be used for tea ceremony. Details below.
Saturday, October 26: Mushanokojisenke
From 1:30 p.m. / from 2:30 p.m.
Tea Ceremony Ticket Distribution
From 12:30 p.m. / from 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 27, Omotesenke
*If it rains, Teicha tea ceremony will be held instead.
From 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Tea Ceremony Ticket Distribution
1:00 p.m. slot: from 12:10 p.m.
2:00 p.m. slot: from 1:10 p.m.
3:00 p.m. slot: from 2:10 p.m.
At this tea ceremony, guests will be served a Ginchakai original confection, Kuri Shigure from HIGASHIYA GINZA.
The Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA) will hold an exhibit again this year in Ginza Itoya. The HandShake Lounge that is the venue for the exhibit will display design pieces by faculty and graduate students from the Department of Crafts. You can purchase the items that are on display. Enjoy the creative tea ceremony space and implements.
|When||Friday, October 25 to Monday, October 28|
|Location||HandShake Lounge, Ginza Itoya 10F|
|1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
*11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the weekend, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the final day.
|Works||Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Crafts|
*The pieces displayed will be used on Sunday, October 27 in the Ginchakai tea ceremony (②Urasenke Usucha-seki).
Professor of Metal Carving
Gold-damascened, hammered silver vessel 2018
Materials: Pure gold/pure silver
Techniques: Damascening/raising and hammering
Price: Not for sale
Professor of Lacquer Art
Square gold-lacquer tray "Shizune" 2019
Materials: Japanese cypress / lacquer / gold / silver / abalone shell
Techniques: Togidashi (burnished) gold lacquer, mother-of-pearl
Price: 800,000 yen
Professor of Ceramics
Painted sacred borders "Japanese Bush Clover" 2018
Technique: Overglaze painting
Price: 220,000 yen
Professor of Textile Arts
“Fall Breeze” 2018
Technique: Hon-yuzen (authentic paste-resist dyeing)
Price: 180,000 yen
*Items on display are available for purchase. Prices do not include tax.
|Metal caving||Hirotomi Maeda, Hiroki Iwata, Go Uchibori, Fumie Sasaki, Nao Mizutani|
|Hammering||Maika Imazeki, Kana Ueda|
|Norihiko Ogura, Kodo Aoki, Hidenori Sonobe, Gakuto Sasaki, Ami Tanakadate, Akinori Nakauchi, Takuma Kawanoue, Fumi Oosaki|
|Makoto Toyofuku, Ryou Mikami, Nobuyuki Fujiwara, Takashi Tanaka, Taro Takaoka, Masafumi Shigeta, Yasuo Okuda, Yohei Chimura, Yukie Maezawa, Haruka Karigome, Erika Tada, Yuuri Nakajima|
|Textile||Toshimaru Uehara, Keiya Hashimoto, Rokugo Harada, Zhu Yishu, Miho Sekimizu, Jun Ishii|
|Basic crafts||Keitaro Matsui, Takato Sasaki, Masaki Inokoshi, Miyuki Imai, and students|
We are holding a "sweet-making workshop" event for elementary school students. Two types of workshops are available: drawing pictures on crackers made by Matsuzaki Senbei, a long-standing confectionery in Ginza, and filling monaka wafers, a classic Japanese sweet, with red bean jam. This is a valuable chance to enjoy making sweets and experience Japanese food culture. Don't miss this special opportunity.
|Sunday, October 27
◎1st session : 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.
◎2nd session : 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
◎3rd session：3:15 to 4:00 p.m.
|Location||Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Ginza Branch (Ginza Six 7F)|
|Eligibility||Elementary school students only
(must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
|Capacity||10 pairs (20 people) per session, three sessions in total.|
|The application has ended.
Please click on the link below to register by filling out the application form.
It has been 500 years since tea and incense were first combined as a cultural art form. In Kodo (incense-smelling ceremony), inhaling the scent of the incense is called "listening." Participants "listen" to the scent (monko) of the precious koboku aromatic wood in an experience that combines knowledge and fun. The experience will be accompanied by easily-understood explanations, making it enjoyable for everyone.
|Sunday, October 27
◎1st session : 1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
◎2nd session : 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
◎3rd session : 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
◎4th session : 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
The sessions will start punctually at the appointed time. It will not be possible to participate after the session starts.
|Location||Ginza 4-chome Matsuya-dori, Ginza Kohbako Building (Nippon Kodo Building) 3F, Incense Ceremony Room "Akatsuki"|
|Capacity||Twenty-five seats available per session.|
|The application has ended.
Register by phone or directly with the Koju Ginza Main Store from Sunday, September 1.
*25 persons per session, first-come-first-served basis
*May be canceled in the event of inclement weather.
ITO EN tea tasters with great tea knowledge and experience will give visitors delicious tea brewed in a teapot.
There are different key points for making delicious, fragrant tea for each type. The tea you usually drink without a second thought becomes even tastier depending on how it is served.
The COOL KANAZAWA Executive Committee, which promotes tea ceremony initiatives collaborating with art in tea capital Kanazawa, suggests new tea service settings.
From tea capital Kanazawa comes new proposals for tea spaces, featuring tea utensils made by young craftspeople. See exhibits of a wide variety of newly crafted tea utensils made by graduates from Kanazawa College of Art and Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo. During the period given below, visitors can enjoy a Teicha tea ceremony that actually utilizes these new-style tea utensils, including items such as Takaharu Hori’s Hakutogan teacups, and Koji Hatakeyama’s wind furnace.
Introducing Rikuzentakata City as it is today, with a focus on the Iwate Tsunami Memorial and the newly-opened Michi-no-Eki Takata-Matsubara.
This year too, students of The University of Tokyo Sencha Association will introduce guests to the charms of the Sencha-do tea ceremony. That day you can see Sencha-do tea ceremony using a tea service table and chair set that customers rarely see.
*Sencha utensils will also be on sale at the joint event, Hiroshi Koie Sencha Utensil Exhibition.
A heat-resistant glass manufacturer with a history spanning over 90 years, Hario introduces the best of glass manufacturing technology and its appeal. In addition to providing glass accessories painstakingly created by glass craftspeople, Hario invites you to tea time in collaboration with Ginchakai.
Shops participating in Ginza Fashion Week that is a fall fashion event in Ginza will offer special perks to customers wearing a kimono.
|From Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 3, a soft drink will be offered to guests in a kimono who dine at restaurants on 11F and 12F.|
|From Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 3, the first 10 customers each day visiting in a kimono will receive one free Warabi Mochi Baumkuchen (with black soybeans) made by Mameya Kanazawa Bankyu.
Exchange booth: Mameya Kanazawa Bankyu, B1F
From Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 3, customers who visit the main building basement floors in a kimono and purchase a pocket watch with a magnifying glass will receive a special free tassel. - Limited quantity.
Location: Wako Main building basement, Time: 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wako long seller "Wako pocket watch with magnifying glass"
|On Sunday, October 27, the first 30 customers visiting in a kimono will receive one free mini pound cake.
Exchange booth: 6F Sukiyabashi Sabo
|GINZA SIX||From Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 3, the first 30 customers in a kimono visiting Okano on 4F will receive a free Saga-nishiki woven case for cocktail sticks. Also, customers purchasing an obi sash from Okano will receive a free bustle or decorative obijime cord.|