Monthly Tea Gathering at Tohoku's Famous Teahouse "Senan" (August 2020 ~ March 2021)
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.
①Aug 30, 2020 (Sun) ②Sep 27 (Sun) ③Oct 25 (Sun) ④Nov 22 (Sun) ⑤Dec 20 (Sun) ⑥Feb 28, 2021 (Sun) ⑦Mar 28 (Sun)
About 30 minutes.
Number of Participants
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 Yoko Chika, 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. Each tea gathering will begin with a brief lecture about "Senan Teahouse" and "The Way of Tea."
*Tea ceremony performances are held by instructors in two tea rooms--one with tables/chairs, and one with 8 tatami mats.
※In order to help prevent the risk of spreading the corona virus, at this time only lectures and viewing will take place (no tasting).
【Event Days】 ①8/30（Sun）②9/27（Sun）③10/25（Sun）
【Time Period】11:00 - 14:00
【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).
【Tea Ceremony Instructors】
①Room with tables & chairs ・8 tatami mat room：
"Wa no Gakko" Parent-Child Future Association: Hoshi sensei
②Room with tables & chairs ・8 tatami mat room：
Urasenke-style tea masters: Shirasaki sensei & Sato sensei
③Room with tables & chairs ・8 tatami mat room：
Seisui-san Style Tea Ceremony Classroom: Hiroko Yoshino
Matsukasa Traditional Culture Familiarization Association: Chiba sensei
④Room with tables & chairs ・8 tatami mat room：
Tamagawa Enshu-style tea master: Fusho Watanabe
⑤Room with tables & chairs ・8 tatami mat room：
Shokei Gakuin University Tea Club
⑥Room with tables & chairs ・8 tatami mat room：
Sekishu Shimizu-style tea master: Dogen Shimizu
⑦Room with tables & chairs ・8 tatami mat room：
Urasenke-style tea master: Ono sensei
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||Monthly Tea Gathering at Tohoku's Famous Teahouse "Senan" (August 2020 ~ March 2021)|
|Activity Location||Senan teahouse|
|Operator Name||DATE Culture in Historical Sendai, Discovering Tradition in Japanese Cultural Arts Project|
|Time Required||About 30 minutes.|
|Operation Period||①Aug 30, 2020 (Sun) ②Sep 27 (Sun) ③Oct 25 (Sun) ④Nov 22 (Sun) ⑤Dec 20 (Sun) ⑥Feb 28, 2021 (Sun) ⑦Mar 28 (Sun)|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||100people|
|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 is included in the price||Experience fee, tea fee.|
|Method of Payment||Please pay cash on the day.|
|Meeting Spot||10-19, 3-Chome, Mogasakian, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0843|
Mogasakian, inside the front entrance.
|Meeting Time||Come anytime the event is held.|
|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
（bus to event）Sendai Station Departure 11:10 － "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 11:27
（bus to event）Sendai Station Departure 12:10 － "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 12:27
※Buses leave every hour.
・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 Guides and Tours||Staff can speak simple English.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|