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Matcha Grinding Experience at Mogasakian Teahouse

Grind your own tea with a stone mill. We will also introduce a rare stone mill made from "Sendai Castle Stone!"

Operation Period

November 22, 2020 (Sun)

Time Required

About 2 hours.

Number of Participants



1,000 JPY– (tax included)

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In the 6th installment of the series, we will hold a "freshly ground matcha” experience workshop where tea leaves are ground with a stone mill then prepared for a cup of green tea.

During this unique experience you can grind tencha (raw tea leaves before making powdered matcha) with a stone mill and immediately make the tea with it. Freshly ground matcha, which is made by grinding with a stone mill specifically created to grind matcha, has a completely different taste from usual matcha. In fact, there are very few professional tea ceremony practitioners who have experienced using a stone mill. You’ll have the chance to experience this at the historic and atmospheric Mogasakian teahouse. After experiencing the stone mill, you will be asked to compare the tea actually ground with the stone mill with the commercially available tea.

【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】Adult: 2,000 yen, Junior high school student and younger: 1,000 yen
【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 "How to Make "Matcha Grinding Experience"
    Instructor: Seietsu Ito, representative of Stone Mill Workshop Ishinoya
① Lecture
② Macha grinding experience: grind tea leaves then enjoy “fresh-off-the-mill” matcha green tea
11:15 Session 1 Finishes / Break Time 
11:20 Session 2 Begins “Matcha Experience”
Instructor: Urasenke Tea Master, Ono Sensei
Session 3: “View a tea ceremony which is performed with tables and chairs”
12:15 Program Ends

※To reduce the risk of spreading the Corona virus, participants will be divided into groups for session 2 and 3, then rotate.

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

This time, you’ll have a chance to see an amazing "Stone mill made from Sendai Castle Stone.” Experience the history of Sendai at Mogasakian teahouse!

Experience Program NameMatcha Grinding Experience 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 PeriodNovember 22, 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.
Elementary/Junior high school student1,000 JPY (Tax included)
Adult2,000 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
・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