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Experience Bonsai or Ikebana with a Tea Ceremony at Mogasakian Teahouse

Experience traditional Japanese culture through "bonsai," the caring of miniature potted trees, or "ikebana" flower arrangement. Afterwards, you can enjoy viewing a tea ceremony inside a famous teahouse.

 Operation Period

October 25, 2020(Sun)

 Time Required

About 2 hours.

 Number of Participants



1,700 JPY– (tax included)

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"An unforgettable experience! Discover traditional Japanese culture right here in the old castle town of Sendai!” PROGRAM SERIES 5!

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 5th program in our series, the first session will offer a chance for visitors to experience traditional Japanese culture through bonsai (caring for miniature potted trees) or ikebana (flower arrangement). For the second session, we will hold a 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) (※15 for bonsai, 15 for ikebana)
【Participation Fee】
Ikebana 1,700 yen (take home flower materials)
Bonsai 2,500 yen (take home azalea bonsai)
【Things to Bring】Please bring 1 pair of clean socks to change into at the entrance to the teahouse.
※Please wear a face 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>
9:30 Reception Start
10:00 Session 1 Begins "Experience Bonsai or Ikebana with a Tea Ceremony at Mogasakian Teahouse" 

The group will be divided in two according to bonsai or ikebana, then enjoy the experience.
※Please request whether you wish to experience bonsai or ikebana when you apply.

Bonsai Instructor: Head Gardener of Yoshimitsu-en Nursery
Ikebana Instructor: Miyagi Traditional Culture Parent-Child Ikebana Classroom’s Omi Sensei.

11:15 Session 1 Finishes / Break Time 
11:20 Session 2 Begins “Matcha Experience”
    Instructor: Urasenke Tea Master, Ono Sensei
12:15 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. There will be tea ceremonies performed in a room where visitors sit on tatami mats and also a room with chairs and tables. After the program ends, please freely participate.

※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 NameExperience Bonsai or Ikebana with a Tea Ceremony at Mogasakian Teahouse
Activity LocationMogasakian teahouse
Operator NameDATE Culture in Historical Sendai, Discovering Tradition in Japanese Cultural Arts Project
Telephone Number022-247-8781
Time RequiredAbout 2 hours.
Operation PeriodOctober 25, 2020(Sun)
Start Time10:00
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. Also, visitors with over a 37.5℃ body temperature should refrain from joining the event.

*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.
Ikebana Experience (includes bringing home flower materials)1,700 JPY (Tax included)
Bonsai Experience (includes bringing home azalea bonsai)2,500 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceLecture fee, materials fee, green tea 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.

(bus to event)Sendai Station Departure 9:12 - "Yasoen-mae" Arrival 9:29
(return bus) "Yasoen-mae" Departure 12:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 12:55
"Yasoen-mae" Departure 13:40 - Sendai Station Arrival 13:55
・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