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Local History & Tea Ceremony~ Reflecting on Date Masamune's Sendai at the Historical Mogasakian Teahouse

During the history lecture, we will explore the theme of "Start of Sendai Government and Date Masamune" at the historical Mogasakian teahouse in Sendai. After the lecture, experience a tea ceremony where you can make your own matcha! Date Masamune will also join in for the fun!

 Operation Period

July 5, 2020 (Sun)

 Time Required

About 1 hour and 30 minutes

 Number of Participants



1,000 JPY– (tax included)

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!” PROGRAM SERIES 1!

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 1965, 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 first program in our series, we will be holding a Sendai history lecture by an expert then follow up a tea ceremony you can expereince with members of the Date Bushotai historical actors group.

【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】1,000 yen
【Things to Bring】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>
10:30 Reception Start
11:00 Session 1 Begins History Lecture "Start of Sendai Government and Date Masamune" 
    Instructor: Former Sendai City Museum Director, Mr. Shoji Tsunehide 
11:50 Session 1 Finishes / Break Time 
12:00 Session 2 Begins “Matcha Experience”
    Instructor: Urasenke Tea Master, Ms. Ono
   ★Special Guests: Date Bushotai and Date Masamune historical characters
12:30 Program Ends

※In the adjacent Senan teahouse a general tea gathering will be held until 14:00.
“Senan” teahouse is generally not open to the public. It is well-known around the Tohoku region as an authentic tea house, so it is a rare opportunity to step inside. On July 5th, the Urasenke traditional tea representative will hold a tea gathering. After the program ends, please freely tour the facilities.

*Notice regarding the public tea gathering: In order to prevent the spread of the corona virus, there will no drinking or eating at the July event. Only observation of the facilities is offered. Please understand.

※This program is supported by Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association.

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 NameLocal History & Tea Ceremony~ Reflecting on Date Masamune's Sendai at the Historical Mogasakian Teahouse
Activity LocationMogasakian teahouse
Operator NameDATE Culture in Historical Sendai, Discovering Tradition in Japanese Cultural Arts Project
Telephone Number022-247-8781
Time RequiredAbout 1 hour and 30 minutes
Operation PeriodJuly 5, 2020 (Sun)
Start Time11:00
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.
Local History & Tea Ceremony~ 1 Participant1,000 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.
・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.