Sunday, October 29, 2023
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ginchakai that has become a familiar autumn tradition in Ginza is now in its 21st installment.
This year’s theme is “Raku”, meaning “peaceful enjoyment”, an invitation to peacefully enjoy Japan and Ginza in this autumn season.
Enjoy a relaxing autumn moment with some delicious original sweets and a bowl of tea.
Choose a session based on your preferred tea ceremony school or confection.
Tea ceremony tickets will be distributed based on lottery results following an online pre-registration period. You can submit your entry for the ticket lottery at the website below.Apply for
*There is no pre-registration for the beginners’ tea ceremony (locations 1 and 12 on the map).
Ginchakai is an open-air tea ceremony for carefree enjoyment without strictly following the ceremony rules.How to enjoy
Each session has a capacity of 30 participants. The required time is approximately 20 minutes. Six sessions will be held at the following times at locations ②, ③, ④, ⑤, ⑥, ⑦, ⑧, ⑨, ⑩, and ⑪ on the map.
Held on Ginza-dori Street at location ① in 1-chome and ⑫ in 8-chome. In this tea ceremony held for beginners, you learn how to prepare the tea and also prepare some yourself.
In the event of rain, only ⑦Omotesenke (Ginza Mitsukoshi 9F Ginza Terrace) will be held.
*In the event of rain, the decision of whether to hold the event will be announced on the official website at 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the event.
Selected tea leaves are carefully ground with a millstone. This light matcha tea has a refreshing flavor with a perfectly harmonized umami taste.
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.
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.