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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 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 New Jersey, America in our tour “Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo” . They were classmates in high school. When they leave tea master’s home, they came back to the tea ceremony room to give our tea master their thank. Their polite behavior was very impressive.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/zEFQLw     If you are interested in this post, please check below! Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/zEFQLw

Tour Report – Aug. 12th, 2016



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

Tour Report – Aug. 11th, 2016


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 […]

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