[Concurrent events]

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-Designed Tea Ceremony Room

Architectural student visions of new tea room spaces

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.

  • 会場の様子

    The venue

  • 【協賛】株式会社ダイナワンよりオリジナル茶碗を入選者に贈呈

    The winner will receive
    a teacup originally-designed
    by Dinaone (supporter)

  • 2017年最優秀賞「しなやか庵-2畳の茶室・12の形」<br>東京大学大学院(澁谷達典、張 耕嘉、朝原真知子、河村京介、小島慎平)

    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)

Exhibit of this year's best submission

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
Partner Ginza Mitsukoshi
Supporter DINAONE

Tea room schedule

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.

  • Tea ceremony tickets will be distributed at the Ginza Mitsukoshi 9F Ginza Terrace.
  • Until capacity is reached.

Tokyo University of the Arts in Ginchakai 2018

Enjoy tea in works by the Tokyo University of the Arts

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.

*The photos are of last year’s exhibits.

Event details

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)

  • 豊福 誠

    Makoto Toyofuku
    Professor of Ceramics (earthenware, porcelain, glass shaping)
    "Lapis lazuli cup", 2018
    Materials: Porcelain, Technique: Painting
    Price: 150,000 yen

  • 三上 亮

    Ryo Mikami
    Associate Professor, Ceramics (earthenware, porcelain, glass shaping)
    "Teacup", 2018
    Materials: Earthenware
    Price: 200,000 yen

  • 小椋 範彦

    Norihiko Ogura
    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

  • 勝川夏樹

    Natsuki Katsukawa
    3rd year of Doctorate
    "Cloud", 2018
    Materials: Glass
    Technique: Glass blowing
    Price: 28,000 yen

  • 茂田真史

    Masafumi Shigeta
    Part-time lecturer
    "Crystallize", 2018
    Materials: Kaolin
    Price: 80,000 yen

*Items on display are available for purchase. Prices do not include tax.

Exhibitors at Tokyo University of the Arts in Ginchakai(tentative)

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
Lacquer art
Norihiko Ogura, Kodo Aoki, Hidenori Sonobe, Shimpei Matsuzaki, Iori Oda, Akinori Nakauchi, Ami Tanakadate, Takuma Kawanoue
glass shaping)
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

Concurrent events

  • 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:


Family sweet-making workshop in Ginza

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.

*The photos are samples of drawings on crackers.

Event details

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)
  • - Deadline: Friday, October 5
  • - Registration: Ginza Association Event Committee Email:ginchakai@ginza-event.jp
    *Selected by draw if many people register. Those selected will receive a participation ticket by e-mail by Friday, October 12.
    Partners: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Ginza Branch, Itoen, Kagadane Shokuhin Kogyo, Kinoshita Seian

Oi Ocha Tea Party

  • おいしいお茶で日本の秋をお愉しみください。日本のお茶「お〜いお茶大茶会」
    Venue ❶ and ❷ are both on Yanagi-dori next to Mizuho Bank

    *May be canceled in the event of stormy weather.

  • ❶Tea serving by a tea master

    Itoen tea masters with great tea knowledge and experience will give visitors delicious tea brewed in a teapot.

    1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    How to join
    First come, first served. While supplies last.
  • ❷Seminar on how to make delicious tea

    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.

    Session 1: 1:20 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
    Session 2: 2:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
    Session 3: 2:40 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    How to join
    First-come, first-served.
    About 30 people per session.

<Ginza Mitsukoshi>

  • Tea serving with a tea box - Enjoying the selection

    茶箱点前〜見立ての愉しみ〜Tea ceremony will be held with Sosho Kobori (Enshu-ryu Sado) preparing tea from a tea box.

    Time and date
    Friday, October 26,
    from 11:45 a.m. / 1:45 p.m. / 3:45 p.m. / 4:45 p.m.
    Student-Designed Tea Room, Ginza Terrace, Ginza Mitsukoshi 9F
    Participation fee
    Ginza Mitsukoshi
    4 people per session
    • Many people are expected to request a tea ceremony ticket. For your safety, PassMarket will be used to hold a draw to select participants. See the above link for details.
    • On page 10 of Autumn Ginza, there is a mistake in the times when the Mitsukoshi tea serving with a tea box will be held. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.
      Wrong: Friday, October 26. From 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
      Correct: Friday, October 26. From 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., and 4:45 p.m.
  • Links Across Time: Tea Box Exhibit

    時を繋ぐ茶箱展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'.

    Wednesday, October 17 to Tuesday, October 30
    Ginza Stage, Ginza Mitsukoshi 7F
  • <Special Offer> Free movie ticket

    日日是好日Ⓒ2018 Nichi Nichi Kore Kojitsu
    Production Committee

    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

    KYO×BENJARONG茶会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.

    Wednesday, October 24 to Tuesday, October 30
    Japan Edition, Ginza Mitsukoshi 7F
    MITATE Style
    Teicha tea ceremony
    Sunday, October 28
    for 5 people per session
    from ①11:00 a.m. ②11:30 a.m. ③12:00 p.m. ④1:30 p.m. ⑤2:00 p.m. ⑥2:30 p.m.
    • Tickets will be distributed to those interested in participating from 10:30 a.m. at the above place.
  • Rikuzentakata Exhibit 2018 in Ginza Mitsukoshi

    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.

    Thursday, October 25 to Monday, October 29
    Terrace Room, Ginza Mitsukoshi 9F
    NPO Rikuzentakata Support and Liaison Council Aid Takata
    Ginza Association, Ginza Mitsukoshi

<Tokyu Plaza Ginza>

  • Ginchakai × Nichinichi Kore Kojitsu Release Talk Show

    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.

    Event time and date
    Saturday, October 20, at 2:00 p.m.
    Kiriko Lounge, Tokyu Plaza Ginza 6F
    Noriko Morishita (author) and others
    ©2018 Nichinichi Kore Kojitsu Production Committee

    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

  • Yappa Ginza da Be confections wil be provided at Sukiyabashi Sabo.

<Matsuya Ginza>

  • Sencha-do the University of Tokyo
    Kunpuryu Sencha Association: Ryurei-seki Tea Party

    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.

    Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28
    From 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day
    Special Japanese Utensil Collection sales area, Matsuya Ginza 7F
    10 per session
  • Te Handel: Enjoying Tea in Autumn

    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.

    Wednesday, October 17 to Tuesday, October 30. *Until 7:00 p.m. on the final day
    Dining Promotion, Matsuya Ginza 7F
    ①Tea blending course using herbs
    Sunday, October 28 *Fee and reservation required
    A lecture on the Te Handel style of tea ceremony centered around a ‘dogu’ table tea set. Participants will receive a free Te Handal 15-year anniversary style book.
    ②Sale of specially designed tea canisters in limited edition colors
  • Assortment of Ginchakai original confections at Matsuya Ginza

    "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.

    Sale period
    Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28
    *Available from 11:00 a.m. each day
    *The confection by Toraya is only available on Sunday, October 28.
    *There is a limited quantity. Until supplies last.
    Meika Ippin, Matsuya Ginza B1F: Toraya, Seigetsudo Honten, Soke Minamoto Kitchoan, Ginza Akebono, Ginza-Kikunoya, Mannendou Honten, Tokyo Fugetsudo, Ginza Fugetsudo, Kobikicho Yoshiya
  • Gichakai × Ginza Fashion Week
    VIP Perks

    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.

    VIP perks
    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).
    Tokyu Plaza
    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.
    *Limited quantity.