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The Seven Secrets of Tanabata! Make Tanabata Decorations and Learn About Sendai’s Famous “Star Festival” at Mogasakian Teahouse!
In the second part of our cultural program series, 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.
July 26, 2020 (Sun)
About 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Number of Participants
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 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 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 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】30 (accepted by order of application)
【Participation Fee】2,000 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.
9:30 Reception Start
10:00 Session 1 Begins “Seven Secrets of Tanabata!
Make Tanabata Decorations and Learn About Sendai’s Famous “Star Festival” at Mosakian Teahouse!”
Instructors: Morinomiyako Traditional Culture President, Keiko Izumo, and Akamatsuko Traditional Culture President Mitsuko Tada.
10:50 Session 1 Finishes / Break Time
11:00 Session 2 Begins “Matcha Experience”
Instructor: Urasenke Tea Master, Souchi Ono
11:30 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 26th, 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 Name||The Seven Secrets of Tanabata! Make Tanabata Decorations and Learn About Sendai’s Famous “Star Festival” at Mogasakian Teahouse!|
|Activity Location||Mogasakian teahouse|
|Operator Name||DATE Culture in Historical Sendai, Discovering Tradition in Japanese Cultural Arts Project|
|Time Required||About 1 hour and 30 minutes.|
|Operation Period||July 26, 2020 (Sun)|
|Minimum number of participants||5people|
|Maximum number of participants||30people|
|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.
|What is included in the price||Participation fee, materials fee, matcha experience fee.|
|Method of Payment||Please pay cash on the day.|
|About cancellations and changes||In case of changes or cancellations, please contact us as soon as possible.|
|Meeting Spot||10-20, 3-Chome, Mogasakian, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0843|
Mogasakian, inside the front entrance.
|Meeting Time||Please 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.
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
Staff can speak simple English.