October 28, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ginchakai that has become a familiar autumn tradition in Ginza is now in its 17th year.
This special event brings together all five schools of chado and a sencha-do school that rarely share a venue to open-air tea ceremony set in Ginza. Anyone can participate.
Come and enjoy the world of tea ceremony that is a part of traditional Japanese culture.
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 into a weak powdered tea that harmonizes bitterness and sweetness.
Made with Yutaka Midori, a rare type of tea from Kagoshima. It features a rich flavor and vivid green color. Brewing it at 70 to 80 ℃ brings out its savory and delicious flavor.
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.