Tour Report – Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo


Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo Our tea ceremony plan at Futako-tamagawa has been used to entertain important guests. The members were a hosting family living in Japan (a couple and their daughter and son-in-law) and the guests, their client and her daughter from LA. It turned out to be a happy gathering full of family and warmth. The guest (mother) is interested in pottery and was fascinated by the bowls and utensils. One of the pleasures in tea ceremony is to take a close look and appreciate the tools used to serve the tea. […]

Tour Report – May 10th, 2019


Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo We welcomed a group of tourists from LA and Taiwan to our tea ceremony room in Futago Tamagawa. They were here to celebrate the birthday of one of the tour members. As soon as we met, we were greeted by cheerful and pleasant smiles and we really enjoyed their company. They all seem very interested in tea ceremony and grasped its true enjoyment; one, to be able to appreciate the setup of the room and the utensils the host has chosen and two, the spirit of tea, to create […]

Tour Report – Apr. 13th, 2019



Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo We welcomed a group of Bolivians and their Japanese friends as our guests today. It was a wonderful gathering thanks to the sophisticated and cheerful ambiance they brought into the tea room. Our guests enjoyed today’s formal meal. They showed a keen interest in the ingredients and preparations so our chef explained the menu in detail. You could really see the true spirit of the tea ceremony in this interaction. That is, “Ichi-za Konryu”, where the host and guests contribute in creating perfect harmony.   If you are interested […]

Tour Report – Jun 3rd, 2017


Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo We welcomed a wonderful couple from Indonesia this time. They love Japan and in fact this is their 5th visit here. They’ve left us a great feedback that this trip was one of their best. They thoroughly enjoyed the authentic style of the workshop which consists of Matcha, Cha-kaiseki and Sake. They even asked for a third round of matcha tea! The couple liked the sake we served that they purchased the same brand to take back home. It was a complete pleasure for the staff as well. Looking […]

Tour Report – May 27th, 2017



Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo   We welcomed a wonderful group from LVMH Fashion Group China with our interpreter, a Mandarin Chinese speaker. They chose Mat-Cha-Doh to host their VICs when they were in Tokyo. They were in Japan for the first time to visit their flagship shop, CELINE GINZA SIX. They joined the Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony as a traditional Japanese cultural experience. Much to our joy, we received the following message: “We really had a great time with you and enjoyed a lot in experiencing the Japanese Green Tea Culture.“ “We […]

Tour Report – Apr. 19th, 2017


Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo We welcomed very wonderful guests who came from Connecticut, USA in our tour “Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo” yesterday. We are very happy that they are interested in Japanese tea culture, listened to our talk intently and asked many questions.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC   The Scenes from This Tour               If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in […]

Tour Report – Dec. 24th, 2016



Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo We welcomed a wonderful family that came from Illinois and Florida, USA to our tour “Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo” yesterday. We had a very lovely time that is full of their kindness and a lot of smiles. We were really happy to meet them.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC   The Scenes from This Tour               If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic […]

Tour Report – Dec. 21st, 2016


Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo We welcomed very wonderful guests who came from Vancouver, Canada in our tour “Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo”. They are studying Japanese now in Japan using summer vacation. Because they are familiar with Japanese culture, we had a very lovely time together.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC   The Scenes from This Tour               If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea […]

Tour Report – Aug. 11th, 2016



Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo 週末に、素敵な皆さまと共に夏の茶事を開催させていただきました。 猛暑が続いていますので、今回は、青磁の水差し、水をイメージした和菓子、夏の旬な食材を使った茶懐石などと共に、日本の涼を愉しみました。 都会の隠れ家のような、非日常の空間で、席主の土井さんと過ごすひとときは、程よい緊張感がありつつも、自然と心と身体が解放され、元気になれます。 土井さんは、日本茶の専門家であり、茶人であり、能の演者でもあるので、良い意味での遊び感覚も満載です。   体験風景            

Tour Report – Jun 18th, 2016


Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo We had a Chaji (Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony) with our wonderful guests who likes Japanese culture and tea last month. A beautiful tea room and a lot of precious tea utensils was introduced. These aren’t open to the public.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC   The Scenes from This Tour                     If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony […]

Tour Report – Feb. 20th, 2016



Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo We welcomed very wonderful guests in our tour “Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony” last week!!   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC   The Scenes from This Tour                     If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC

Tour Report – Jan. 17th, 2016


Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo 本日は、元同僚コンビのお二人に参加いただきました!!とっても穏やかで、たのしいひと時となりました。 男性のお客さまは、亭主の土井さんからお茶をやってみない?とスカウトされていました(笑)茶道の雰囲気に合っていたのでしょうね。 暑い中、ご参加いただきありがとうございました!!   体験風景                                

Tour Report – Aug. 9th, 2015