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Experience Bonsai and Tea Ceremony at Mogasakian Teahouse

A miniature "bonsai" tree is said to be a small universe inside a pot. Once you have created your own bonsai, you will be served matcha (powdered green tea). Why don't you experience the "Japanese spirit" at the atmospheric Mogasakian teahouse, built in the Sukiya-zukuri​ style? Those who have experienced bonsai in 2020 or 2021 can learn how to care of their growing bonsai trees.

Operation Period

September 25, 2022(Sun)

Time Required

About 2.5 hours.

Number of Participants



2,300 JPY– (tax included)

See detailed fee

"An unforgettable experience! Discover traditional Japanese culture right here in the old castle town of Sendai!” PROGRAM SERIES 5 for 2022!

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!

For the 5th program in our series for this year, the first session will offer a chance for visitors to experience traditional Japanese culture through bonsai (caring for miniature potted trees). If you participated in this program in 2020 or 2021, you can bring your bonsai and learn how to take care of it as it grows.

【Guest Target】Elementary school students and older
(※Elementary and junior high school students should be accompanied by a guardian.)
【No. of Participants】30 (accepted by order of application)
【Participation Fee】
・Bonsai Experience 4,300 yen (take home azalea bonsai, includes tea ceremony, and property insurance)
・Repeater 2,300 yen (bring azalea bonsai from previous year, includes tea ceremony, and property insurance)
【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:"Experience Tradition Japanese Culture Bonsai at Mogasakian Teahouse"
Instructor: Yoshiyasu Endo, Chairman of Yoshimitsuen Co.

Session 2: “Matcha Experience”
Instructor: Executive Committee for the Revitalization of Morinomiyako, Urasenke Tea Master, Ono Sensei

Session 3: "Tea Ceremony at Senan Teahouse with tables and chairs in eight-mat tea room.” Instructor: Tea Master Dogen Shimizu of the Ishu Shimizu School

*To avoid overcrowding, we will rotate groups between the different sessions.

12:30 Program Ends

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

Experience Program NameExperience Bonsai and Tea Ceremony at Mogasakian Teahouse
Activity LocationMogasakian teahouse
Time RequiredAbout 2.5 hours.
Operation PeriodSeptember 25, 2022(Sun)
Start Time10:00
Minimum number of participants5people
Maximum number of participants20people
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.
Experience for those with azalea bonsai (+ 1 tea ceremony seat, property damage insurance)2,300 JPY (Tax included)
Bonsai Experience (includes azalea bonsai, 1 tea ceremony seat, property damage insurance)4,300 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceLecture fee, materials fee, 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 9:13 - "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 9:31
(return bus) "Yasoen-mae" Departure 12:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 12:55
"Yasoen-mae" Departure 13:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 13:55
・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
NotesSupported by Kamei Foundation for Social Education, Sendai, Japan.