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Tea Ceremony in Kanazawa
One of the most fascinating of Japanese customs, the tea ceremony has a rich history and is still an important part of contemporary Japanese life. This experience allows you to practise the ceremony yourself in a teahouse hosted by a tea-master.
Today you will be met at your hotel by your guide who will help interpret the tea ceremony and escort you to a tea house in Kanazawa.
As you arrive, you will first explore the sculptured garden that surrounds the tea house, aiding to the serenity of the whole experience and your guide can help you understand the links between gardening and tea in Japanese traditions.
You will be introduced to the Sado (tea art) Master and then be taught the history of the ceremony. Immersed in etiquette and highly ritualised, the ceremony has been part of Japanese society for centuries. With the quiet reflection interrupted by careful breaks in the silence as the tea master brews the thick green tea, it is easy to fall under its spell.
After the ceremony, your guide can assist with directing you back to your hotel or elsewhere in the city should you wish to travel around independently.
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