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Japanese Tea ceremony experience near Nijo

There is much more to the tea ceremony than just drinking tea. It’s called WA-KEI-SEI-JAKU. WA means peace and harmony, KEI means respect, SEI means purity, JAKU means tranquility. The tea ceremony experience itself is not only about drinking matcha green tea and eating sweets—there are more important pieces that I will teach you. I will begin by giving an introduction about manners of the guests in the tea ceremony. Then I will give a demonstration by performing the steps. Finally, you will have a chance to make your own tea during a hands-on activity. You’ll receive a certificate when you’ve finished. Let’s learn how to make and drink matcha green tea together. The session include the following activities : Introduction Performance Hands-on Experience Certificate Our matcha is Green Rose special brand, so it’s not available at any other shops. We order the matcha green tea directly from a best farmer so that it’s always very fresh and keeps the best quality. Don’t miss this chance to try it. You can drink matcha twice, and eat sweet twice. Hours 10:00~/11:00~/12:00~/13:00~/14:00~/15:00~/16:00~/17:00~ Duration: 1 hour Price 2-4 people: 4000 yen per person (6000 yen for 1 person)More than 5 people: 3000 yen […]

Japanese calligraphy experience Nijo in Kyoto!

This experience is not only about drawing calligraphy. You’ll also learn about its background and the history of the Japanese language. Calligraphy expresses a person’s personality and gives a good insight into that person’s way of life. It touches the heart and somehow, clears the mind. I’ll begin our session with an introduction to calligraphy and teach you Japanese languages. After that, I’ll give a demonstration and then you’ll get some hands-on experience. You’ll also get a certificate when you’re finished. The session include the following activities : Introduction Performance Hands-on Experience Certificate Hours 10:00~/11:00~/12:00~/13:00~/14:00~/15:00~/16:00~/17:00~ Duration: 1 hour Price 2-4 people: 4000 yen per person (6000 yen for 1 person)More than 5 people: 3000 yen per personRESERVATIONCONTACT

Huge calligraphy performance near Nijo in Kyoto, Japan

Have you ever seen a huge calligraphy performance? Recently, calligraphy performances have become a popular method among young calligraphers to reach an audience, rather than exhibiting works after they are complete. The performance idea has gained the calligraphic art new fans. Calligraphy expresses a person’s personality and gives a good insight into that person’s way of life. It touches the heart and somehow, clears the mind. For this calligraphy experience, I’ll begin with an introduction to the art and some buckground of Japanese language. Then I will give a calligraphy performance as my way to express myself. After that, I will give you calligraphy certificate with your name in Japanese. And at the end of the show, you’ll receive my calligraphy as a souvenir. The calligraphy session include the following activities 1. Introduction/ Lecture2.Calligraphy performance3. Get the certificate4. Get a calligraphy gift Price 2-4 people: 20000 yen per person (30000 yen for 1 person)More than 5 people: 10000 yen per person

Tea ceremony experience in Nijyo in Kyoto

This is review from the guests! My wife and I were very fortunate to observe Ryokufu perform the magnificent art of a Japanese tea ceremony. I want to emphasize that this has been undoubtably a peak experience for us on our 15 day trip so far. Ryokufu is exceptionally well versed in both English and Japanese. She takes time to explain both the history, significance, and process of the tea ceremony (with the added benefit of a Q&A session at the end of the experience). Afterwards, she performs the beautiful time honored tea ceremony tradition while also allowing observers to take photographs for memories sake. She then guides participants to making their own matcha tea which one can enjoy with the provided delicious bite sized snack. Lastly, Ryokufu showcases her amazing calligraphy skills when personalizing your certificate. As a bonus, we were able to purchase the matcha tea powder that she utilized during the class (which per my wife is the best she’s had when comparing to what we’ve enjoyed in California and Japan so far). We’ve been looking for matcha tea to bring home as gifts for family (and there are many vendors throughout Japan); who better to ask […]

Online Japanese Shodo Experience With Calligraphy Master

I would like to share my knowledge of “shuji” (calligraphy) and “shodo” (the way of writing) through this online experience. This experience is not only about writing calligraphy. You’ll also learn about its background and the history of the Japanese language. Calligraphy expresses one’s personality and gives a good insight into that person’s way of life. It touches the heart and, somehow, clears the mind. I’ll begin the session with an introduction to calligraphy and teach you Japanese words. After that, I’ll give a demonstration, and then you’ll get some hands-on experience. Lastly, we will have a Q&A session to cover what we have done in our class. The session includes the following activities: Self-introductions  Lecture on the  “the way of writing” How to write beautiful Japanese calligraphy/ technique of writing Write calligraphy by yourself Questions/ Other If possible, prepare the following calligraphy utensils:Black ink,Inkstone or black ink pot,Calligraphy brush,Paper If you don’t have the utensils, please prepare a note and pen instead of the utensils.

Online Japanese tea ceremony

【Health benefits tea ceremony from Japan!!!!!】 I gained 20 kg after I left in Japan about 3.5 years but thanks for drinking best matcha, I lost 15 kg only 6 months buck in Japan. It was successful diet in my life. That’s why I became one of the finalist of miss contest twice.I want to share my knowledge about tea ceremony and health benefits of matcha green tea through this online experience. The tea ceremony is not only about drinking matcha and eating sweets-there are more important pieces that I will teach you.I will begin by giving an introduction about matcha and tea ceremony. Then I will give a demonstration by performing the steps. After that, I will teach you how to make matcha tea. Lastly we will Q&A to cover anything the class. The session include the following activities1. Introduce by yourself/ myself2. Health benefits of matcha3. Lecture of tea ceremony4. Performance (please silence 10minutes)5. I will teach you how to make delicious matcha.6. Question/ Other Please feel Zen meditation through the class. Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/greenrose.calligraphy/Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/greenrosecalligraphyhttps://twitter.com/ryokufu0427

Green Rose special brand MATCHA

20g⇒Named ” izaemon”, 1500 yen + sending fee/ 20g茶名「伊左衛門」 1500円+郵送料(1万円以上で郵送料無料) 40g⇒Named ”IZAEMON”, 2500 yen+ sending fee/ 40g茶名「伊左ェ門」 2500円+郵送料(1万円以上で郵送料無料) ☆Payment/ 支払い VISA, MASATER, American Express via SQUARE SQUAREを通してVISA, MASATER, American Expressまたは銀行振り込みが可能です。 [ameba-whats-new]

Kuroraku tea bowl/ 黒楽抹茶茶碗

Up for sale is this “Sasaki Syouraku” tea bowl at Green Rose in Kyoto.佐々木松楽の抹茶茶碗をGreen Roseにて販売しています。 Product name: Black Raku ware/ 商品名: 黒楽Author: Sasaki Syouraku(Kyoto, Japan)/ 作家名: 佐々木松楽 ☆Price/ 料金11000 yen + sending fee/ 11000円+郵送料☆Payment/ 支払いVISA, MASATER, American Express via SQUARE/ SQUAREを通してVISA, MASATER, American Expressまたは銀行振り込みが可能です。 Product name: Red Raku ware/ 商品名: 赤楽 Author: Sasaki Syouraku(Kyoto, Japan)/ 作家名: 佐々木松楽 ☆Price/ 料金8000 yen + sending fee/ 8000円+郵送料☆Payment/ 支払いVISA, MASATER, American Express via SQUARE/ SQUAREを通してVISA, MASATER, American Expressまたは銀行振り込みが可能です。 About Raku tea bowl/ 楽茶碗について Raku ware is a type of Japanese pottery used in Japanese tea ceremonies. There are 3 types, red raku ware, black raku ware, and white raku ware. In 1905, Shoraku’s grandfather, Kichinosuke Sasaki, opened the Shoraku Kiln in Kiyomizu in Kyoto.