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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 hope that we can meet again in Japan.”   If you are […]

Tour Report – Apr. 19th, 2017


Cherry trees are getting ready to bloom very soon. In a couple of weeks, we’ll be enjoying the flowers along the park that leads us to our tea instructor’s house in Toritsudaigaku. We had a mother and two daughters at our casual tea ceremony workshop today. They are from Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). The daughters tried sitting in the Japanese formal way, which even we Japanese have hard time doing. The sweets were in the shape of cherry blossoms and there was a hint of Spring at every corner of the room. Thank you ladies for your interest and […]

Tour Report – Mar. 13th, 2017



It is still cold but there is a hint of spring in the air. We had two couples at our tea ceremony workshop yesterday at Toritsu-daigaku. One couple is from India and another from Italy. The tea bowls, utensils and the setup of the tea room had the theme of spring. Some of the tea bowls had motifs of the girls festival “hinamatsuri”. They did amazing job in preparing matcha tea themselves although it was their first time doing so. It was fun visiting Japanese sweets shop after the tea ceremony as it was decorated beautifully with cherry blossoms design. […]

Tour Report – Mar. 4th, 2017


We welcomed a siblings group from Australia yesterday at our “Wagashi making with Uji matcha tea” workshop. They made jokes on each other but they get along so well. Such a wonderful team! We ended up with lots of laughs and sticky doughs on their hands! They seem to have enjoyed making wagashi especially the peony bud on which they sprinkled dry mochi powder mimicking snow. Since their pieces turned out successful, we hope they will enjoy eating them as well!   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Wagashi Making Class with Uji Matcha Tea in […]

Tour Report – Feb. 3rd, 2017



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     If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC

Tour Report – Dec. 24th, 2016


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     If you are interested in this post, please check below! Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC  

Tour Report – Dec. 21st, 2016



We welcomed very wonderful guests who came from Bangkok, Thailand in our tour “Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo” today. They are a married couple. They are aiming to provide Wagashi (Japanese sweets) at their Japanese restaurant in Bangkok. So, we provided information to buy ingredients and cooking utensils in addition to a Wagashi lesson. We hope that many people enjoy Wagashi in Thailand. And we will completely work hard for them. Please look at their beautiful works.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Wagashi Making Class with Uji Matcha Tea in […]

Tour Report – Nov. 27th, 2016


We welcomed very wonderful guests who came from San Francisco, USA in our tour “Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo” today. They made two kinds of Japanese sweets, Peony (寒椿) and Chrysanthemum (菊). Both of them are one of the most famous and beautiful winter flowers in Japan. Please look at their beautiful works.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Wagashi Making Class with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/QM2sso     If you are interested in this post, please check below! Wagashi Making Class with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/QM2sso  

Tour Report – Nov. 24th, 2016