茶蓮

Exclusive Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience
– Explore the traditional culture and the aesthetics of Japan.
Enjoy Chanoyu with detailed guidance by an experienced and English-speaking tea master

和敬清寂
和敬清寂

About Tea Ceremony

Chanoyu, known as Tea Ceremony, is the tradition most representative of Japanese hospitality.
It is a composite art experience of Japan, combining a variety of Japanese traditional arts and crafts.

The lifelong practice of tea ceremony is known as Chado 茶道,or the Way of Tea, which is the spiritual and aesthetic discipline for the refinement of the self.

“和敬清寂(Wa-Kei-Sei-Jaku)” – Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility are the goals which the etiquette of making and savoring a bowl of matcha seek to achieve.

Imperfect, Impermanent, and Incomplete

These terms are to describe distinguished philosophy of Japanese aesthetics – wabi and sabi. Tea ceremony “inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order”, “ It is essentially a worship of the imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.” – Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea, 1906.

Tea as Mindfulness

Chado has been practiced by Japanese for centuries to shed worldly attachments and feel a complete relaxation.
The old saying “茶禅一味(Cha-Zen-ichi-mi)”, literally meaning Chado and Zen are equal.
This suggests tea is a perfect way to feel mindfulness.
We enjoy the moments while preparing and savoring tea, awakening senses and awareness of surroundings,
and to find what is the real importance of life.

保科眞智子 Machiko Hoshina

Profile
Machiko Soshin Hoshina
(Tea Master, Professor of Urasenke Tea Tradition)

保科眞智子(宗眞)

Personal & Historical Background
Born in a Daimyo Family, Samurai Lord. 19th generation descendant of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. A research student at Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Global Arts.
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Achievement in Tea ceremony experience
Hosting Tea Ceremony for the British Royal Family, Reception at Japanese ambassador’s residence in Vienna, Austrian ambassador’s residence in Tokyo, Science Centre World Summit, Schönbrunn Palace, Japan Expo Sri Lanka, YPO, Amazon Japan, Tiffany NY, ROLF BENZ TOKYO, Dormeuil, arflex, Tokyo University of the Arts, Vienna University of Applied Arts, etc.

Art Projects
Reviving Old Imari Project (ROIP) at Loosdorf Castle, Austria
Mindfulness Program – Yoga and Tea Ceremony, etc.

Media
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau, etc.


Works
※Link to Japanese site

茶道体験

Tea Ceremony Experience

アート文化事業

Arts and Culture

執筆・講演

Publication

メディア

Media

Services
Cultural Exchange

  • Experience

    Experience

    Exclusive tea ceremony experience in a traditional tea room located in Tokyo. An experienced tea master with her unique historical background, ensures to highlight your stay in Japan through the once-in-a-lifetime tea experience.

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  • Workshop

    Workshop

    To prepare and savor tea is a perfect way to feel mindfulness. For deep relaxation, we offer you a unique experience – tea ceremony retreat. Enjoy genuine relaxation and meditation by combining Japanese traditional culture with modern life.

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  • Product

    Product

    Besides matcha, we produce art projects and cultural events in and out of Japan. We offer consultation of international art project planning, translation, interpretation, and more.

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*We can accommodate a wide range of needs, from small groups to large groups.
*We will propose a plan that suits your needs and budget, so please feel free to contact us.