The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. This powdered green tea was first used in religious rituals in Buddhist monasteries, then codified by Zen Buddhism Monks and charismatic Tea Masters such as the famous Sen-no-Rikyu. The ceremony itself consists of many rituals that have to be learned by heart for the wellbeing and enjoyment of the guests.
Guests in Residence at the Kyoto ZEN Residence are welcome to share this beautiful Japanese tradition where all movements and gestures are choreographed to express the wabi-sabi aesthetic, made of respect, humility, restraint, simplicity and gratefulness.
– Guest Experience –
- Experience a traditional Tea Ceremony in the Ura-Senke tradition
- Tea Ceremony held into a 100 years old historical Tea Room
- Enjoy the stunning view on the Japanese garden, registered as cultural property by the city of Kyoto
- Zarei (seating on tatami) or Ryurei (table & chairs) style available upon request