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Bureau of Citizens, Culture and Sports
The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony was held for the first time in three years at Hamarikyu Gardens (Chuo City) on October 22 and 23, and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Koganei City) on October 29 and 30. All participants had to apply in advance as a measure prevent COVID-19 infections. Each tea ceremony had a set maximum number of participants.
At the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, there was a tea ceremony in the garden of a historical building, an outdoor tea ceremony where participants could enjoy the ceremony outdoors, and an outdoor tea ceremony in English with explanations about tea culture and etiquette in English. A woman who participated in the tea ceremony at the House of Korekiyo Takahashi with her five-year-old child said, “My child also likes tea, so we came together.” Her child also said that the tea was delicious.
Participants enjoyed a tea ceremony in English at the Farmhouse of the Tsunashima Family,
a building from the middle of the Edo period.
Muto of the Omotesenke school of Japanese tea ceremony making tea
Two people wearing kimonos said they were happy to win the lottery. They came from Akishima City and Hamura City.
The photo was taken in front of the House of Korekiyo Takahashi.
The outdoor tea ceremony was held on a sunny day
at the gate of the Date Family Residence.
Participants in the outdoor tea ceremony.