Tour Report – Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo


Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo A wonderful couple from New Jersey, USA has visited us this time. It was their first experience with the tea ceremony. They had read a good review on a website and decided to join us. They wished to understand the culture of Japan even deeper. When they prepared the tea by themselves at the end of the workshop, they exchanged the bowl of tea and tasted each other’s. It was very impressive when they both praised each other’s tea as the best. Nothing is more important than the warm thought for a guest […]

Tour Report – Apr. 24th, 2019


Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo We have welcomed wonderful guests from Lisbon, Portugal to our tea ceremony room this time. They had a chance to drink a bowl of matcha tea at the hotel they are staying and their wish to know more about it lead them to our workshop. They seem really knowledgeable about the culture and life of Japan and we really enjoyed the conversation. They said they would like to study more about Japan in depth when they retire. We were able to share a wonderful time because of their kind and gracious manner. We […]

Tour Report – Apr. 12th, 2019



Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo It was our first time welcoming guests from Brazil. They were from São Paulo and it was their first visit to Asia. We are so delighted to receive guests from all over the world! The couple loves Japanese culture and they even drink matcha tea in Brazil. Their enthusiasm was evident during the workshop. We passed on some tips so that they can enjoy quality matcha drinks back home. We hope they continue to enjoy their healthy matcha habit. We are so grateful for another delightful encounter!  If you are interested in this […]

Tour Report – Apr. 10th, 2019


Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo Our guests were a couple from California, USA. They were full of smiles and warm spirit just like the California sun and the tea ceremony room was filled with lots of laughter. They said the whole family, including their daughters, loves matcha and they tackled their task with enthusiasm. They were fully charged with the power of matcha by the end of the workshop! Matcha powder is made by grinding the whole green leaves so all of the healthy nutrients may be consumed. Tea ceremony offers teas in its best form. Come and […]

Tour Report – Apr. 5th, 2019



Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo We had two beautiful ladies from Saudi Arabia visiting our tea ceremony room. They were full of anticipation as this is their first visit to Japan and the first experience with tea ceremony. We discussed the culture of each country while enjoying the tea. We were surprised to find the common elements and respected the differences at the same time. It was such an exciting moment. The tea ceremony has a special power of bringing people from different backgrounds together. We hope to continue on with our programs and to meet more wonderful […]

Tour Report – Apr. 1st, 2019


Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo We welcomed wonderful guests to our tea ceremony room. They were from the state of Maine in the United States. A pair of in-laws (mother and daughter-in-law) seemed very close and were very cheerful. They enjoyed preparing a bowl of tea by themselves and purchased tea utensils, a whisk and a bag of matcha powder when we took them to a tea shop after the workshop. We were delighted to see our tea culture spreading before our eyes. May their days be filled with joys and delicious cups of matcha tea! If you […]

Tour Report – Mar. 29th, 2019



Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo We welcomed a wonderful couple visiting from Long Island, a suburb of Manhattan, NY today. They wished to experience a truly authentic style of tea ceremony during this visit to Japan. I was impressed by their meticulous attention to detail as I was going through each step. I explained to them how I incorporate the fundamental spirit of tea ceremony, “harmony, respect, purity and tranquility (和敬清寂)” in my practice. They said they were able to see it in my performance. “A lovely memory, thank you”, they said. I felt so happy and lucky […]

Tour Report – Oct. 12th, 2018


Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo Our guest today was a wonderful couple from Los Angeles. They both decided to try an authentic tea ceremony because they love matcha so much. They were ready to absorb everything about tea ceremony from its history, manner and its principle. We especially had fun the latter part of the workshop where they had to prepare tea by themselves. They said they would do this again when they get back home. Because of their warm and humorous personality, the tea room was filled with an enjoyable spirit. Our male guest is a professional […]

Tour Report – Aug. 13th, 2018



Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo   We welcomed guests from Toronto, Canada today. They have traveled to Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Iceland and at last, arrived in Japan the day before. It was their first visit here. It was their first time experiencing the tea ceremony and drinking real matcha. They had seen pictures and videos of tea ceremonies and always wanted to experience it first hand. We were very impressed with how seriously they tried to undertake each task. They tried to sit in a formal way when we were explaining the meaning of each gesture; how to […]

Tour Report – Apr. 2nd, 2018


Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo   We welcomed two American ladies from Missouri today. They are both colleagues and friends. They especially enjoyed trying their own hand at preparing a bowl of matcha tea for each other at the end of the tea ceremony. “Terrible!” They joked at each other’s tea while still finishing their entire bowls. Their thoughtfulness in both preparing and enjoying the tea with each other embodied the spirit of the tea ceremony and left a warm impression on us.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Green Tea and Wagashi […]

Tour Report – Sep. 23rd, 2017



Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo Our tea ceremony plan was purchased as a gift to colleagues! The guest today, an expat in Japan, purchased our plan to welcome her colleagues visiting from Chicago. She wanted to give them the best experience possible as their visit here was the first time. We felt honored that she chose our plan for such purpose. They requested for a thorough tea ceremony experience with an attention to detail just any Japanese students would get. We were very impressed by their keen observations, insightful questions, and how quickly they picked up the essence […]

Tour Report – Aug. 25th, 2017


Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo We were proud to welcome a group of guests from the US and Japan to our newly constructed tea house in Toritsudai yesterday. Crawling into the tea room through a tiny entrance space as well as sitting upright straight in Japanese way must have been a bit of a challenge for our foreign guests. However, we were very impressed by how they challenged it and succeeded with big smiles! Luckily, the sun was coming out by the time we saw the guests off in the afternoon.   If you are interested in this […]

Tour Report – Jul. 1st, 2017