Tea Ceremoney & Flower Arrangement
Hotel Kokusai 21 offers lessons in two of the three traditional arts of refinement. Reserve yourself a spot and get to know the works of Japanese tea ceremony and flower arrangement whilst wearing a kimono.
Tea ceremony, also called sado (茶道, the way of tea in Japanese), was introduced to Japan in the 9th century and has since been one of the most respected art forms. At Kokusai 21, learn the ritual of drinking matcha, a powdered green tea, and eating a sweet that traditionally accompanies the bitter tea.
Another one of Japan’s world famous arts is ikebana, also called Kadou (華道, the way of the flower in Japanese). This art has its roots in the 6th century, when Buddhism made its introduction in Japan. The offering of seasonal flowers at Buddhist sites became common practice and this evolved over time. A whole set of rules and philosophical thought now accompanies the setting of flowers and you can learn the basics of this at the Ikebana Experience.
If you want to get even more into the traditional spirit, you can have the option of wearing a kimono.
The experiences are private and held daily from 14:00 to 15:30. If you’d like to participate in both the tea and flower ceremony, the time is from 14:00 to 16:00.
Tea Ceremony \2,000 (per person)
Flower Arrangement \3,500 (per person), flowers included
Combination of Tea and Flower ceremony \5,000 (per person)
Kimono can be rented for \2,000.