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Tatami Mat Sewing Workshop and Tea Ceremony at Mogasakian Teahouse (rescheduled for May)

Learn the art and culture of tatami mat (Japanese traditional flooring) making, then try sewing tatami with a master craftsman! Finish by relaxing with a traditional tea ceremony.

Operation Period

29 May 2022 (Sun)

Time Required

About 2 hours and 30 minutes

Number of Participants



2,600 JPY– (tax included)

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"An unforgettable experience! Discover traditional Japanese culture right here in the old castle town of Sendai!” PROGRAM SERIES 8 for the 3rd year of Reiwa!

Did you know that you can find an example of teahouse architecture at "Mogasakian," located behind Dainenji-yama Park in Taihaku Ward, Sendai City? In 1967, a building originally built in the Meiji period and located on Jozenji-dori Avenue was relocated and repurposed as a teahouse in Dainenji-yama Park. Every month we host programs for visitors to experience traditional Japanese culture, Sendai culture, and tea ceremony at the historical "Mogasakian" teahouse!

In the 8th installment of the series, we will hold a tatami mat making workshop & tea ceremony experience at Mogasakian Teahouse. Tatami production is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage as a traditional technique for making wooden structures.

【Guest Target】Elementary school students and older(※Elementary school students should be accompanied by a guardian.)
【No. of Participants】30 (accepted by order of application)
【Participation Fee】Adults: 2,100 yen, high school students and younger: 1,100 yen.
【Things to Bring】Please bring 1 pair of clean socks to change into at the entrance to the teahouse.
※Please wear a face mask while inside the building.
◆We will sit on the tatami mat floor, but we will also have folding chairs available. Please let us know if you need to use one at the event when you apply.

<Program Schedule>
9:30 Reception Start
10:00 Session 1 Begins "Learn How to Make an Authentic Tatami Mat" Workshop
    Instructor: Mr. Naoto Saito, Level-1 Tatami Mat Production Technician
Demonstration: How to hand-sew a tatami mat.
   *Participants will have a chance to actually sew tatami mats.
11:15 Session 1 Finishes / Break Time
~Experience a tea ceremony on top of the tatami mats you helped make!~
11:20 Session 2 Begins “Tea Ceremony Experience”
Mix your own matcha tea and learn the Japanese way to drink it.
Instructor: Urasenke Tea Master, Ono Sensei
Session 3: “Tea ceremony using tables and chairs in Sennan Tea House & viewing of the 8-tatami room tea room.”
※In order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, participants will be separated into groups.
12:30 Program Ends

Experience Program NameTatami Mat Sewing Workshop and Tea Ceremony at Mogasakian Teahouse (rescheduled for May)
Activity LocationMogasakian teahouse
Time RequiredAbout 2 hours and 30 minutes
Operation Period29 May 2022 (Sun)
Start Time10:00
Minimum number of participants5people
Maximum number of participants30people
Important notes regarding participation* Considering the health and safety of both the participants and the management staff, we ask that you wear a face mask and cooperate with cough etiquette as part of measures to prevent infection from the new coronavirus. Also, visitors with over a 37.5℃ body temperature should refrain from joining the event.

*What to bring: Please prepare "one pair of socks" to change into when you take off your shoes at the entrance.
*Folding chairs are available for those who have difficulty sitting in the tatami room, so please let us know when you apply if you need them.
Adult, 1 participant (tea ceremony fee, insurance fee included)2,600 JPY (Tax included)
High school student and younger, 1 participate (tea ceremony fee, insurance fee included)1,600 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceLecture fee, tea ceremony fee, insurance, green tea experience fee.
Method of PaymentPlease pay cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesIn case of changes or cancellations, please contact us as soon as possible.
Meeting Spot10-20, 3-Chome, Mogasakian, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0843
Mogasakian, inside the front entrance.
Meeting TimePlease complete reception by 10 minutes before the start of the program. (Also, please pay participation fee at the reception.)
Access【Municipal Bus】Board the bus bound for "Wild Plants Garden (Yasoen)" at bus stop No. 6 at the Sendai Station West Bus Pool. Get off at the final stop, "Yasoen-mae," then walk 5 minutes.

(bus to event)Sendai Station Departure 9:12 - "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 9:29
(return bus) "Yasoen-mae" Departure 12:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 12:55
・Room for 10 cars (parking shared with Senan, free).
・On days these programs take place, participants may use the Yasoen botanical gardens parking lot as well.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursStaff can speak simple English.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English