Monthly 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

①Jun27,2021(Sun) ②Jul25,2021(Sun) ③Aug 29, 2021(Sun)

Time Required

About 30 minutes.

Number of Participants



600 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 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.

【Event Days】 ①6/27(Sun)②7/25(Sun)③8/29(Sun)
【Time Period】13:00 - 15:00
【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 :Omotesenke-style tea masters, Takahashi sennsei
8 tatami mat room :Hatakeyama sennsei

②Room with tables & chairs :Urasenke-style tea master, Ono sensei
8 tatami mat room : Omotesenke-style tea masters, Kurosawa sensei

③Room with tables & chairs : Omotesenke-style tea masters, Hatakeyama sensei
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 NameMonthly 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 Number090-5842-9572 (Ono)
Time RequiredAbout 30 minutes.
Operation Period①Jun27,2021(Sun) ②Jul25,2021(Sun) ③Aug 29, 2021(Sun)
Start Time13:00
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants100people
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.
One Participant 600 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, tea fee.
Method of PaymentPlease pay cash on the day.
Meeting Spot10-19, 3-Chome, Mogasakian, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0843
Mogasakian, inside the front entrance.
Meeting TimeCome 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.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursStaff can speak simple English.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English