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Seven Secrets of Tanabata 2022 Event! Make Tanabata Decorations and Learn About Sendai’s Famous “Star Festival” at Mogasakian Teahouse!

In the second part of our special cultural program series for 2022, we will be making mini Tanabata decorations while listening to a story explaining the cultural meaning behind Sendai's “Seven Types of Tanabata Decorations.” After finishing the Tanabata decorations, let’s enjoy a tea ceremony experience♪ Any age from children to adults can enjoy this experience.

Operation Period

24 July 2022 (Sun)

Time Required

2 hours and 30 minutes.

Number of Participants



2,600 JPY– (tax included)

See detailed fee

DATE Culture in Historical Sendai, Discovering Tradition in Japanese Cultural Arts Project

"An unforgettable experience! Discover traditional Japanese culture right here in the old castle town of Sendai!” 2022 PROGRAM SERIES 2!

Did you know that you can find an example of elegant teahouse architecture at "Mogasakian," located behind Dainenji-yama Park in Taihaku Ward, Sendai City? In 1967, a building located on Jozenji-dori Avenue, which was originally built in the Meiji period, 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!

For the second program in our series, we will be making mini traditional Sendai Tanabata decorations, followed by a matcha tea experience.

【Guest Target】Elementary school students and older(※Elementary school students should be accompanied by a guardian.)

【No. of Participants】15 (accepted by order of application)

【Participation Fee】Adult 2,600 yen (600 yen tea ceremony ticket included)
Junior high school and younger 1,600 yen (600 yen tea ceremony ticket included)

【Things to Bring】Scissors, glue, and a large eco-friendly reusable bag.
Please bring 1 pair of clean socks to change into at the entrance to the teahouse.
※Please wear a facial 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>
12:30 Reception Start

13:00 Session 1 Begins “Seven Secrets of Tanabata!
・Make Tanabata Decorations and Learn About Sendai’s Famous “Star Festival” at Mogasakian Teahouse!”
・Instructors: , Urasenke Tea Master, Souchi Ono and Akamatsuko Traditional Culture President Mitsuko Tada.

14:30 Session 1 Finishes / Break Time

14:40 Part 2
・“Tea Ceremony with tables and chairs at Senan Tea House" and "8-tatami mat tea ceremony "
   Instructor: Kurosawa Sensei, Seisuinan Omote School of Tea Ceremony (Omotesenke School)
・"Seated Tea Ceremony using chairs and tables"
   Instructor: Murakami Sensei, Omote Senke School of Tea Ceremony

15:30 End
*Make a mini Tanabata decoration using your choice of seven items in a relaxed atmosphere.

We are holding monthly events at Mogasakian and Senan teahouses to share unique aspects of traditional Japanese culture. Please come and join us!

Experience Program NameSeven Secrets of Tanabata 2022 Event! Make Tanabata Decorations and Learn About Sendai’s Famous “Star Festival” at Mogasakian Teahouse!
Activity LocationMogasakian teahouse
Time Required2 hours and 30 minutes.
Operation Period24 July 2022 (Sun)
Start Time13:00
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.
*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.
Participation Fee for 1 Person (600 yen tea ceremony ticket included)2,600 JPY (Tax included)
1 junior high school student or younger (600 yen tea ceremony ticket included)1,600 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceParticipation fee, materials fee, matcha 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 12:12 - "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 12:29
(return bus) "Yasoen-mae" Departure 15:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 15:55
・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 multi-lingual supportJapanese/English
Staff can speak simple English.