Traditions in Tea Ceremony

Experience the finest in Japanese elegance and hospitality.

Participate in the chanoyu tea ceremony, practiced for centuries by poets, samurai warriors and the courtly elite alike. Visit a private teahouse for a leisurely morning of tea, sweets and a thorough lesson on the rituals and meaning of the tea ceremony from a master of the craft.

Sawa Okano is a certified instructor with the Omotesenke tea ceremony school and has been teaching since 2011. She hosts chanoyu events in English for foreign diplomats, students and corporate executives. Okano formerly studied tea ceremony at the Urasenke schools in Tokyo and New York.


  • Oct 24
  • 10am–12pm
  • Nearest station: Hon Komagome Station
  • ¥6,600
  • Cancellation deadline: Oct 17
  • Non-Connections members are charged an additional registration fee of ¥3,500 (waived for Connections members).
  • Contact the Connections Office about class availability after registration has closed.