The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) have been hosting“Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony”, the large-scale tea gatherings that bring together a number of tea schools since 2008. This event aims to introduce tea culture and Japanese traditional culture to people both inside and outside of Japan. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony planned for October this year (2021), has been cancelled, as well as in 2020.
Since the present circumstances do not allow for the large-scale gathering of people for a tea ceremony, we have decided to provide a spin-off project, “Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2021 Spin-off” from October 8 (Fri) to December 20 (Mon), 2021, to present more opportunities for people to enjoy the tea ceremony culture at home.
We are providing videos demonstrating various aspects of the tea ceremony and holding a haiku (poem) competition on the theme of tea with the haiku poet Itsuki Natsui as the judge.We hope you can take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and become absorbed in the world of tea.