Private Geisha and Maiko Tea Ceremony in Osaka

Private Geisha and Maiko Tea Ceremony in Osaka
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$86.24
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

A tea ceremony, no doubt, is the most unique Japanese activity as it helps you understand Japanese history, values, religion, Japanese communication-style, and Japanese drinking culture all at once. Did you know that you can enjoy the tea ceremony experience more and learn more about the culture when your instructor is a maiko-in-training? In this workshop, a maiko will walk you step-by-step through a traditional tea ceremony. This is a ritual-like activity where ceremonial tea is prepared and presented to promote well-being, mindfulness, and harmony. It is also called the Way of the Tea. The tea itself is a powdered green tea that is called matcha.

The Japanese tea ceremony has many names in Japanese: chanoyu, sado, or ocha. It has a long history of a thousand years and has ties to the tea traders in China. Japanese monks first brought back tea leaves during the Chinese Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD) and only used them in their temples for religious services. A priest called Myoan Eisai spread the belief that green tea could be used for medicine, and by drinking it regularly, you were ensured good health. Samurai, in particular, followed this practice and spread its popularity. Later, another priest called Murata Shukou, called the father of the tea ceremony, added more significance and rituals by making powdered tea so others could enjoy it. His focus on aesthetics became well-known and heavily influences the tea ceremony that is known today.

HIGHLIGHTS
*A friendly host will explain and demonstrate about tea ceremony
*Held in a Japanese-styled room
*Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout

Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of the intricate history, valued social principles, and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. This experience offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place than from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful, new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting! You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor.

A tea ceremony, no doubt, is the most unique Japanese activity as it helps you understand Japanese history, values, religion, Japanese communication-style, and Japanese drinking culture all at once. Did you know that you can enjoy the tea ceremony experience more and learn more about the culture when your instructor is a maiko-in-training? In this workshop, a maiko will walk you step-by-step through a traditional tea ceremony. This is a ritual-like activity where ceremonial tea is prepared and presented to promote well-being, mindfulness, and harmony. It is also called the Way of the Tea. The tea itself is a powdered green tea that is called matcha.