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  • Due to the concern regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and due to the safety and health for the participants and staffs, we have announced to cancel “Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2020”.
    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. (07/21/2020)
    The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2020 is held on the dates below.
    October 3(Sat) and 4(Sun) at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
    October 17(Sat) and 18(Sun) at Hama-rikyu Gardens
    The details of the event will be announced on this website at the end of July.
  • The video of Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019 is put on the movie.
  • The photographs of Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019 is available on the gallery.

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

This event features diverse programs including a full-scale indoor tea ceremony and open-air "nodate" tea ceremony
that beginners can comfortably participate in, an Outdoor Tea Ceremony in English for foreigners,
and a Tea Ceremony for Beginners in which you can have a go at preparing tea yourself.

History of the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony was started in 2008 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) for the purpose of widely disseminating Japanese traditional culture at home and abroad, and passing down its fundamental spirit of harmony to future generations. So far this event has been held twelve times, and received about 230,000 visitors. Nowadays this popular event is considered the signature event of fall in Tokyo by the locals.