(JULY) Public Tea Gathering at Tohoku's Famous Teahouse "Senan"

Experience tea inside a famous example of Tohoku's “sukiya-zukuri” architecture. The refined style and beauty of the building is perfect for enjoying an exquisite tea ceremony.

 Operation Period

July 5, 2020 (Sun) and July 26, 2020 (Sun)

 Time Required

About 30 minutes.

 Number of Participants



0 JPY– (tax included)

Located behind Dainenji-yama Park in Taihaku Ward, Sendai City, “Senan” teahouse sits quietly next to Mogasakian. "Senan" was created by Seikou-in Temple in 1972. Furthermore, the caretaker Kayoko Sen, late wife of 14th generation Urasenke Headmaster Sekiso Soshitsu, (also known by his religious name “Mugensai”) donated the building to Sendai in commemoration of being recognized as an honorary citizenship of Sendai. The tea room is a highly sophisticated sukiya-style teahouse, which is usually not open to the public.

This program is a series of the “DATE Culture in Historical Sendai, Discovering Tradition in Japanese Cultural Arts Project.” Join us for an unforgettable experience! Discover traditional Japanese cultural right here in the old castle town of Sendai!

We will hold a "public tea ceremony" for the general public on the same days we host experience programs. Also, on July 5th (Sunday), from 12:00~ members of the Date Bushotai historical actors and Date Masamune will also participate.

【Date and Time】 ①7/5 (Sun) 11:00-14:30 ②7/26 (Sun) 11:00-14:30
【Tea Ceremony Instructors】
① Omote-style Tea Master, Ms. Hatakeyama.
② Urasenke-style Tea Master, Mr. Shoji.

*Tea ceremony performances are held by both instructors in two tea rooms--one with tables/chairs, and one with 8 tatami mats.
【Guest Target】 Elementary school students and above
(※ Elementary and junior high school students should participate with parents)
【No. of Participants】No limit. *We will welcome guests anytime during the event hours to come in and see (*You may have to wait outiside a short time for the next session if the current one is full).

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

The tea ceremony in July will be observation only in order to help prevent the spread of corona virus. Still, please come visit us at "Senan," a wonderful tea room with a sophisticated sukiya teahouse architectural style! From August, we will hold a public tea ceremony on the 4th Sunday of every month.

Experience Program Name(JULY) Public Tea Gathering at Tohoku's Famous Teahouse "Senan"
Activity LocationSenan teahouse
Operator NameDATE Culture in Historical Sendai, Discovering Tradition in Japanese Cultural Arts Project
Telephone Number022-247-8781
Time RequiredAbout 30 minutes.
Operation PeriodJuly 5, 2020 (Sun) and July 26, 2020 (Sun)
Start Time11:00 ~14:30
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants100people
※For the July event, only observation of the ceremony be alllowed for safety measures. 0 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceParticipation in this event is free.
Method of PaymentParticipation in this event is free.
Meeting Spot10-20, 3-Chome, Mogasakian, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0843
Meeting TimePlease arrive by the start time of the program.
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.