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Learning Japanese Dim Sum Cuisine - Autumn Version - & Tea Ceremony Experience at Mogasakian Teahouse

The tea ceremony, which started with Sen no Rikyu and has a history of more than 400 years, is the highest culture of hospitality in both name and reality. However, in this course, you will experience Japanese-style dim sum, food items to pair with tea, using seasonal ingredients with all five senses, which even those who know nothing about the world of tea can enjoy with ease.

Operation Period

October 23, 2022 (Sun)

Time Required

About 2 hours.

Number of Participants

5〜30people

Price

5,300 JPY– (tax included)


"An unforgettable experience! Discover traditional Japanese culture right here in the old castle town of Sendai!” PROGRAM SERIES 6 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!

In the 6th installment of the series, titled "Learning Japanese Dim Sum," participants will taste and learn about dim sum, a compact version of “kaiseki”, a meal served at tea ceremonies. Since it can be served without any formalities, even those who know nothing about the world of tea can enjoy it.

【Guest Target】High school students and older
【No. of Participants】15 for morning session, 15 for afternoon session 30 (accepted by order of application)
【Participation Fee】5,300 yen (Japanese dim sum, tea ceremony seat, property insurance included)
【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.
◆Alcohol will be served at the dim sum table in very small quantities. For those coming by car and those who do not like to drink alcohol, tea will be served. Please inquire at the reception desk.

<Program Schedule>
10:00~ Morning Session Reception
10:30 Session 1: "Learning Japanese Dim Sum at Mogasakian Teahouse"
Instructors: Traditional Japanese Culture in Sendai Castle Town Project Coordinators: Ono Sensei & Hatayama Sensei.
   
Session 2: “Tea Experience at Senan Teahouse”
Tea Master: Watanabe Sensei of the Tamagawa Enshu School
  *To avoid overcrowding, participants will be divided into the tables and chairs ceremony and the seated eight tatami mat ceremony, then rotate.
  Those who wish to have tea at both ceremonies may do so for an additional 800 yen.
  (Workshops plan to finish by 12:30)
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12:00~ Afternoon Session Reception
12:30 Session 1: "Learning Japanese Dim Sum at Mogasakian Teahouse"
Instructors: Traditional Japanese Culture in Sendai Castle Town Project Coordinators: Ono Sensei & Hatayama Sensei.
   
Session 2: “Tea Experience at Senan Teahouse”
Tea Master: Watanabe Sensei of the Tamagawa Enshu School
  *To avoid overcrowding, participants will be divided into the tables and chairs ceremony and the seated eight tatami mat ceremony, then rotate.
   Those who wish to have tea at both ceremonies may do so for an additional 800 yen.
  (Workshops plan to finish by 14:30)

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 NameLearning Japanese Dim Sum Cuisine - Autumn Version - & Tea Ceremony Experience at Mogasakian Teahouse
Activity LocationMogasakian teahouse
Time RequiredAbout 2 hours.
Operation PeriodOctober 23, 2022 (Sun)
Start Time【Morning Session】10:30【Afternoon Session】12:30
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.
Price
1 Participant (Japanese Dim Sum Cuisine, 1 seat for tea ceremony ¥800, property insurance included)5,300 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceLecture fee, dim sum, 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.
A cancellation fee of ¥3,000 will be charged from 5 days prior to the event due to the arrangement of materials.
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 10:10 - "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 10:27
Sendai Station Departure 12:10 - "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 12:27
(return bus) "Yasoen-mae" Departure 12:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 12:55
"Yasoen-mae" Departure 13:10 - Sendai Station Arrival 13:25
"Yasoen-mae" Departure 15:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 15:55
"Yasoen-mae" Departure 16:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 16:55
ParkingYes
・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.