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 2018 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
a teacup originally-designed
by Dinaone (supporter)
Winner for 2017: "Shinayaka-an - two tatami sized tearoom - 12 shapes"
The Graduate Schools of the University of Tokyo
(Ttsunori Shibuya, Geng Jia Zhang, Machiko Asahara, Kyosuke Kawamura, and Shimpei Kojima)
|When||Thursday, October 25 to Monday, October 29|
|Where||Ginza Terrace, Ginza Mitsukoshi 9F|
|Hours||10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m (until 6:00 p.m. on the 29th)|
|Sponsor||Architectural Institute of Japan|
The tea room will be used for the following tea ceremony. Details below.
Saturday, Oct 27: Mushanokojisenke
From 1:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m.
Tea Ceremony Ticket Distribution
From 12:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 28: 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. / 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.
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.
|Saturday, October 27 to Saturday, November 3|
|Where||HandShake Lounge, Ginza Itoya 10F|
|Time||Noon to 7 p.m.
*11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends.
*11:00 a.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 28 in the Ginchakai tea ceremony (②Urasenke Usuchai-seki)
Professor of Ceramics (earthenware, porcelain, glass shaping)
"Lapis lazuli cup", 2018
Materials: Porcelain, Technique: Painting
Price: 150,000 yen
Associate Professor, Ceramics (earthenware, porcelain, glass shaping)
Price: 200,000 yen
Lacquer art (lacquering, woodwork) Professor
"Mother-of-pearl gold lacquer bowl ‘Wisteria’",
Materials: Lacquer, keyaki wood, silver-lipped pearl oyster, gold
Technique: Gold lacquer, mother-of-pearl
Price: 370,000 yen
3rd year of Doctorate
Technique: Glass blowing
Price: 28,000 yen
Price: 80,000 yen
*Items on display are available for purchase. Prices do not include tax.
|Metal chasing||Hiroki Iwata, Akira Kusano, Masaya Koga, Nao Mizutani|
|Hammering||Tomomi Maruyama, Mizuto Miyazaki, Ryosuke Shiomi, Maika Imazaki|
|Casting||Yasunori Tanioka, Si Jun Nam, Ayako Kuno, Kyohei Aoki|
|Norihiko Ogura, Kodo Aoki, Hidenori Sonobe, Shimpei Matsuzaki, Iori Oda, Akinori Nakauchi, Ami Tanakadate, Takuma Kawanoue|
|Makoto Toyofuku, Ryo Mikami, Nobuyuki Fujiwara, Taro Takaoka, Masafumi Shigeta, Erika Tada, Yasuo Okuda, Kou Kitago, Takato Sasaki, Yukie Maezawa, Yohei Chimura|
|Textile||Toshimaru Uehara, Keiya Hashimoto, Mami Idei, Rokugoh Harada, Miho Katsuragawa, Kifumi Ebizuka, Miho Sekimizu|
|Basic crafts||Keitaro Matsui, Taku Higuchi, Masaki Inokoshi and other students|
Tea ceremony by the Tokyo University of the Arts Chado Club
Tea ceremony will be performed by the Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA) Chado Club in a tearoom set up at the venue. Tea ceremony implements made by TUA will be used at this tea ceremony event.
Time and date:
Sunday, October 28,
from 11:00 a.m. / 11:40 a.m. / 12:20 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. / 1:40 p.m. / 2:20 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. (7 sessions)
Tea ceremony ticket:
500 yen (with tax)
Pierre Marcolini "Autumn-limited chestnut cake"
Tea ceremony registration:
Tea ceremony is always accompanied by sweets. Ginchakai is too, and many people look forward each year to the confections made specially for that year's theme. So a sweet making event will be held for elementary school aged children so that they can become more familiar with Japanese culture.
There are two types this year: drawing a 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.
|When||Sunday, October 28
Session 1: 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Session 2: 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Session 3: 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Location||Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Ginza Branch (Ginza Six 7F)|
|For||Elementary school students and their parents or guardians (in pairs)
Capacity: 10 pairs (20 people) per session
|How to register||Register by sending an email with the following details:
❶Names of child and parent/guardian
❷Grade of child
❸Email address and phone number of parent/guardian
❹Desired time slot(session described above)
*May be canceled in the event of stormy weather.
Itoen tea masters 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.
Tea ceremony will be held with Sosho Kobori (Enshu-ryu Sado) preparing tea from a tea box.
Links Across Time Tea Box Exhibit presents sets of tea boxes for people just starting to learn tea ceremony and tea utensils made of wood from Taian, a tearoom connected to Sen no Rikyu, based on a theme of ‘links across time'.
As a Ginchakai & Nichi Nichi Kore Kojitsu Release Program, the first 30 customers who purchase tea utensils from the Links Across Time Tea Box Exhibit or the Kyo x Benjarong Tea Party on the 7th floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi for a total of 16,200 yen or more (with tax) will receive a free ticket to see Nichi Nichi Kore Kojitsu. One ticket per person.
KYO × BENJARONG Tea Party: A new mitate style using KYO ware and BENJARONG ware collaboration pieces by Kunikazu Kato, the third generation owner of Josui Togaen that makes KYO wares. BENJARONG ware is traditional Thai ceramics porcelain decorated in gold and other colors. The day of the event, a tea master will be invited to hold teicha tea ceremony while talking with Mr. Kato.
This exhibit will present photographs, videos, and lectures to describe the progress of reconstruction efforts of Rikuzentakata City in Iwate Prefecture, an area that suffered massive damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake. Local sweets and specialties will be sold as well.
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In commemoration of the release of Nichinichi Kore Kojitsu, a movie directed by Tatsushi Ohmori, a talk show will be held with guests connected to the movie.
About the movie "Nichinichi Kore Kojitsu"
The protagonist, Noriko, who is charmed when she discovers the appeal of tea ceremony, experiences a surprising spiritual adventure in the tranquil tea room. This moving story depicting once-in-a-lifetime encounter is the first movie co-starring Haru Kuroki, Kirin Kiki, and Mikako Tabe. Released nationwide at Cine Switch Ginza and other theaters on Saturday, October 13.
Distributors: Tokyo Theatres Company, Yoake Pictures Inc.
Official Website: www.nichinichimovie.jp
University students who are part of the Kunpuryu Sencha Association at the University of Tokyo will introduce the appeal of 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.
You can buy house blended tea from Te Handel, a consultation-based tea shop in Oiso, Kanagawa, and hear a lecture about a free tea party style using herbs.
"Meika Ippin" in Matsuya Ginza will sell the different confections offered by Ginza shops in tea ceremony for Ginchakai. See the differently colored desserts all in one place.
Shops participating in Ginza Fashion Week that is a fall fashion event in Ginza will offer special perks to customers wearing a kimono.
*Please note that special perks are limited to one-use per guest and that the number of perks is limited.
|Ginza Mitsukoshi||From Saturday, October 27 to Saturday, November 3 (holiday), a soft drink will be offered to guests in a kimono who dined at restaurants on 11F and 12F.|
|Matsuya Ginza||From Saturday, October 27 to Saturday, November 3 (holiday), the first 10 customers each day visiting in a kimono will receive one free Kaneido Miyanotsuki (semi-lunar Japanese confectionery).
Exchange booth: Kaneido on B1F
|Wako||On Sunday, October 28, customers in a kimono who order a coffee or tea at the Wako Annex Tea Salon will receive two chocolat frais for free.
Location: Wako Annex Tea Salon
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (last order)
*Please do not bring young children (under elementary school age).
|On Sunday, October 28, the first 30 customers in a kimono visiting Sukiyabashi Sabo on 6F will receive a free small slice of green tea pound cake.|
|GINZA SIX||On Sunday, October 28, the first 50 customers in a kimono visiting Okano on 4F will receive a free Saga nishiki woven toothpick case.
Also, customers purchasing an obi sash from Okano will receive a free bustle or decorative obishime string.