Tea Ceremony (Chado)

Cha-no-yu (Chado) is considered to have started in the Muromachi period (1336-1573). During the Warring States period (1467-1568) , Chado was one of the necessary accomplishments of a samurai warrior. Tea ceremonies were utilized as a symbol of samurai warriors’ power and prestige. They also served as a place to entertain their guests. The first feudal lord, Maeda Toshiie, learned Chado from Sen-no-Rikyu, a great tea master, as well as Oda Urakusai, and helped develop Chado in the Kaga fiefdom. The third feudal lord, Maeda Toshitsune, invited Sen Soshitsu (Senso) of the Urasenke school of tea ceremony and took lessons from him. Thus the Urasenke school of tea ceremony has flourished in the Kaga fiefdom. When the fifth feudal lord, Maeda Tsunanori, governed Kanazawa, even artisans and townspeople enjoyed tea ceremony and acquired its etiquette. In Kanazawa today, many people enjoy tea ceremony, taking lessons from tea masters of the Urasenke, Enshu and Sowa schools of tea ceremony. At historic buildings and gardens, various tea ceremonies are held all through the year.

Kenroku-en Shiguretei

【Area】Kanazawa Castle・Kenroku-en Garden

●Matcha(powdered green tea) with Japanese confections ¥700
●Green tea with Japanese dry confections ¥300
Kenroku-en Garden Entrance fee ¥300

Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-232-8841 Open 9:00 - 16:30
(Last order 16:00) Closed on Year-end and New Year’s holidays

Shima Kan-son-an

【Area】Higashiyama・Utatsuyama

●Matcha(powdered green tea) with Japanese confections ¥700
●Matcha with dry confections ¥500 Adomission ¥400

1-13-21, Higashiyama, kanazawa, Tel +81-76-252-5675
Open 9:00 - 18:00(Last order 17:30) Open all year round

Tentokuin Temple

【Area】Kodatsuno・Ishibiki

●Matcha(powdered green tea) with dry confections ¥500
Adomission ¥500

4-4-4, Kodatsuno, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-231-4484
Open 9:00 - 16:30(from Dec. to Feb 9:00 - 16:00)
Closed on Year-end and New Year’s holidays(Wednesdays from Dec. to the end of Feb.)

Buke Yashiki Terashima Kurand-house

【Area】Kanazawa Castle・Kenroku-en Garden

●Matcha (powdered green tea) with dry confections ¥300
Adomission ¥300

10-3, Ote-machi, Kanazawa,
Tel +81-76-224-2789, Open 9:30 - 17:00(admission until 16:30)
Closed on Year-end and New Year’s holidays

Nishida Family’s Gyokusen-en Garden

【Area】Kanazawa Castle・Kenroku-en Garden

●You can make Matcha(powdered green tea) with a bamboo whisk with Japanese confections ¥700 ●Tea ceremony with Japanese confections ¥1,000, Admission ¥500

8-3, Kosho-machi, Kanazawa, Tel.+81-76-221-0181
Open 9:00 - 16:00, Closed on Wednesdays (or the next day if Wednesday is a holiday, GW(Apr. 29 - May 5) and Obon holidays(Around Aug. 15) are excluded,
Closed from the 2nd of Dec. to the end of Feb

Nomura Samurai house Site

【Area】Korinbo・Naga-machi

●Matcha (powdered green tea) with dry confections ¥300
Admisson ¥500

1-3-32, Naga-machi, Kanazawa,
Tel +81-76-221-3553, Open 8:30 - 17:30(from Apr.to Sep.),
8:30 - 16:30(from Oct. to Mar.)
Closed on Dec. 26,27

●Reservations required, please call in advance.

Kanchi Miyazaki

1-13-30, Hikoso-machi,
Kanazawa,
Tel +81-76-231-5013

Ohi Gallery/10th Ohi
Chozaemon Ware

2-17, Hashiba-cho, Kanazawa,
Tel +81-76-221-2397
Open 9:00 - 17:00
Open all year round
Admission ¥700

Kanazawa Nakamura
Memorial Museum

3-2-29, Honda-machi, Kanazawa,
Tel +81-76-221-0751
Open 9:30 - 17:00
Closed on Dec. 29 - Jan.3 and
randomly to change exhibits
Admission ¥300
(Tea Coupon ¥200・¥300)