No.
225
Making a Bamboo Tea Whisk (Chasen) & Japanese Garden at High-class Japanese Restaurant

  • Program
    fee
    per person:10,000 JPY
    Available
    time period
    2018-06-01 - 2019-03-31
    Required
    time
    120 minutes
    (10:30 - 12:30)
    Language English


Have a precious experience in the birthplace of tea ceremony and tea whisks!
This is very rare opportunity to watch master craftsman Tango Tanimura's fascinating techniques in person.

Tea whisks which are made of a single piece of bamboo are essential to create frothy matcha tea in Sado. Amazingly all processes are finely crafted by hand with professional skills.
Tango Tanimura is a head of the 20th generation of the Tanimura family who produced tea whisks for over 500 years in Takayama, Nara prefecture.

During the program, you can watch the demonstration by Mr Tanimura and try the last step of making a tea whisk under his guidance.
Please take it home with you as a original souvenir after completing your tea whisk.

The program is held at Hyakurakusou, a high-class Japanese restaurant located in the west of Nara city. There are 10 elaborately designed Japanese houses and a traditional wide garden. Please feel real Japanese seasons and its beauty of nature there.
  • The only one in the world!

  • Green maple leaves in early summer

  • Beautiful autumn foliage.


Program details
Program Making a Bamboo Tea Whisk (Chasen) & Japanese Garden at High-class Japanese Restaurant
Program fee

per person:10,000 JPY

Available time period

2018-06-01 - 2019-03-31

Required time 120 minutes
(10:30 - 12:30)
Schedule 10:30 Meet at Hyakurakusou main building

90 min : Tea Whisks Experience
- Explanation of tea whisks
- Watching demonstration
- Trying the last step of making a tea whisk by yourself
- Question time
30 min : Free garden walk without a guide

12:30 The program ends at Hyakurakusou

*Please note that time and tour schedule may vary without prior notice depending on local conditions.
*If you want to book lunch after the program at Hyakurakusou, please refer to the "Attention".
Requirements for participation *Minimum 2 participants
*Maximum 20 participants
*Children 11 years old and over
Things to bring / required items Nothing in particular
Included in this fee *Tea whisk making experience
*Materials costs
*Free garden walk
Not included in fees *Personal expenses
*Lunch
*Kimono rental fee
Meeting location Hyakurakusou
Meeting location Detail A main building of Hyakurakusou
Address of meeting location Nara-city, Nara-prefecture

From Kintetsu Tomio Station:
- 5 minutes on foot from the station.

To Kintetsu Tomio station:
- 30 minutes by Kintetsu Railway from Kintetsu Osaka-Namba station.
- 60 minutes by Kintetsu Railway from Kintetsu Kyoto station.


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Language English

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Don't miss this rare chance to watch master craftsmanship!

Attention:

*Lunch is not included in the program, however we can also arrange a traditional Japanese multi-course lunch at a private room with additional fee.
Please note that advance reservation is required at least a week before for lunch.
**Lunch price (per person)**
- Premium : 10,000yen
- Deluxe : 7,000yen
- Standard : 5,000yen

*Please note that children 10 years old or younger cannot take part in this program.

Cancellation:

In case of cancellation, the following charges shall apply.
*3-1 day before the tour: 100% of the tour fee
*On the day of the tour: 100% of the tour fee
*No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee

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    Learning traditional Japanese culture and spirit of tea ceremony through bamboo tea whisk making.

    Company information

    Company:Hyakurakusou
    Address:3-1-3, Hyakurakuen Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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