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Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo We have welcomed a wonderful couple from Bath, England to our tea ceremony room in Futako Tamagawa. They were visiting Japan to watch the Rugby World Cup Tournament. They said they picked our workshop because of its authentic style. The husband said “I will ask lots of questions today!” and the time we shared turned into a beautiful moment filled with intelligence and humor. We talked about the decorations on the alcove (hanging scroll, flowers, incense burner), the tea ceremony, its history and the background, etc. As you can […]

Tour Report – Oct. 2nd, 2019


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


In the tea ceremony meal, it is accompanied by sake as the host pours a bowl of sake to each guest and conversely the guets to the host. The “Hassun” dish consists of an assortment of delicacies from the mountain (plant-based) and the sea. The wooden serving tray and chopsticks, placed diagonally, should be moistened with water. This subtle presentations gives the pure and clean impression in kaiseki meal.        Please refer to our tour plan:  http://goo.gl/3I0QCC  

“Hassun (八寸)” should be enjoyed by taste as well as ...



Feel and enjoy this beautiful season by experiencing the workshop on formal tea ceremony (Japanese “Cha-kaiseki” meal and tea ceremony) . Cha-kaiseki offers a traditional course meal consisted of seasonal ingredients both pleasing to the eyes and tastes great paired with Japanese sake.      Please refer to our tour report: https://goo.gl/muEnEf Detail on our plan: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC  

A hint of spring is in the air.


A bowl of tea should warm up the body and the heart of the guests during cold weather seasons, as stipulated by our founder, Sen-no-Rikyu. Sen-no-Rikyu, who developed the basic form of tea ceremony we now practice, has taught us the principles of tea: ・Lay the charcoal so that the water boils efficiently ・Provide a sense of warmth in the winter      Please refer to our workshop details: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC  

Tea is prepared with water boiled by a charcoal hearth ...



Freshly steamed rice Miso soup with seasonal ingredients The soup reflects the season by adjusting the amount of miso paste and the kind of ingredients used. Sashimi with fresh seasonal fish In addition, a stewed dish and the main dish (grilled dish) will be served. Please enjoy the tea ceremony that follows the meal. We would love to have you join us!    Please refer to our tour plan:  http://goo.gl/3I0QCC

Cha-kaiseki course starts with dishes that warm up your heart ...


Thank you very much for your interest in this tour! This tour provides a full five-course traditional Cha-kaiseki (cuisine served before tea ceremony) and a tea ceremony experience in a special facility with a tea ceremony room. An oasis of calm and traditional beauty in the midst of urban Tokyo. * The venue is a private facility and not open to the public. Highlights Experience the formal way of tea, which includes a five-course traditional Cha-kaiseki cuisine prepared by a chef with more than 20 years experience followed by a tea ceremony.  You can also enjoy Japanese sake (rice wine). […]

Authentic Cha-kaiseki (a five-course traditional cuisine) and Tea Ceremony in ...



  This workshop offers an authentic Japanese kaiseki meal followed by tea ceremony, a representation of Japanese culture. In this workshop, guests are served “Cha-kaiseki” a formal Japanese coursed meal prior to the tea ceremony. By choosing the appropriate ingredients and the cooking method, hosts prepare the guests for the intense tea later. The main dish of the course is “Nimono-wan”, a simmered dish. A refined dish which illustrates the season in a beautiful bowl. The broth is subtly flavored to enhance the flavor of the main ingredients and warms your stomach. The most popular “Nimono-wan” of the season is […]

Tea Ceremony Experience; Enjoy the Fall in Japan which is ...


We have the perfect plan if you are looking to welcome overseas guests with an exclusively Japanese cultural experience. Many of our guests have purchased our plans to entertain their friends and colleagues. All plans take place in a conveniently located area close to Shibuya. “Authentic cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony” has received good reviews as it can be used as a private experience as well as for business or training purposes. It takes place at an undisclosed private tea house. Our plans are also popular as gifts for friends. Each plan represents Japanese charm, the nature and the seasons unique […]

Mat-Cha-Doh offers plans to experience Japanese traditional culture, which also ...



  “Chaji” is a tea gathering where the host serves seasonal food and sake to the guests. This is an expression of the thoughtfulness on the host’s part that the guests should “fill the stomach prior to taking matcha tea”. Sake can be an important aspect of tea gatherings. It helps to create a warm and familiar atmosphere. When selecting an appropriate brand of sake, the host normally considers the season, the taste, the origin, the brand and its rarity as he/she keeps the guests in mind. “Hiyaoroshi” is absolutely one of the best choices this season. This sake can […]

A Japanese Sake, ”HIYAOROSHI” – An essential for Gatherings at ...


  A Buddhist monk Eisai (1141~1215) brought back tea from China and spread the “tea culture” in Japan. It is said to be the beginning of “tea ceremony”. Eisai, a founder of Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, wrote the first book specialized on the topic of tea. It is called “Kissa-yojoki (A Note on Drinking Green Tea for Good Health)” The book introduced the custom of drinking tea. Thus, he is known as the father of Japanese tea culture. When Eisai was training in China as a Zen monk, drinking tea was a popular custom. He learned the medicinal […]

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