Thank you for your visiting my home Kimono salon web-site. I am Kahori K Ochi who is trying to share the Kimono with all over the wold since I trust that Kimono is art of peace and through Kimono culture we can achieve more peaceful world. Now I have started  a Kimono Read more…

Tea ceremony

The tea ceremony
  You would be invited my small tea ceremony after Kimono rental for free of charge. I used to have a training to become a tea ceremony teacher. (Holding the award of a certificate of upper class by Ura-senke). I love my tea ceremony teacher “Soukei Maeda” who is over 90 years lady. Since she is too old to teach then gave up class teaching,  I tried to find other teachers but I could not find someone who I love. Soukei-sensei is wonderful not only teaching but also mentality. She was very strict since she still have real Japanese philosophy.  She can not see anything anymore but she remember all tea ceremony actions. When I got teaching, she just said very action and when you follow it, my tea ceremony achieved arts. Anyway, I am not so professional but if you like, I love to offer a small tea ceremony for you after kimono rental. It is my honer so no need to pay for it. One day I want to write bout my Sensei history. She was born in a medical doctor house in Shibuya and used to be rich  but she never wished to become a doctor’s wife because her father always went to Geisha house. After ww2 staring,   she got married with one salary man who graduated from To-dai which is best uni in Japan, at  her 19years old. This husband ( I know him and he still OK even 98years old!)  become a headmaster at best high school in Saitama by So-kei sensei’s tea ceremony philosophy.   I want to write her history soon. Can not imagine how Japan change and how Japanese wife should be.

*we don’t offer only tea ceremony, please try our rental plans if you love to have a tea ceremony.


Here is my understanding of tea ceremony.

What is the significance of the Japanese tea ceremony (Sado)? By Kahori Ochi

This is a very difficult question. Even now, I am unsure of the answer. My tea ceremony teacher told me “The tea ceremony reflects the Japanese heart”. She also said to me “When the host opens the tea ceremony, she must concentrate on one thing, and that is, how to entertain your guest. However, you yourself think of the “how” aspect. I can teach you the technicalities (almost every hand movement is set, even how to walk!) but you must find the “heart “of the tea ceremony on your own”. Sen Rikyu, the 16th-century tea master who perfected “The Way of Tea”, when asked to explain what this “way” entails, replied that it was a matter of observing seven rules:


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Experience plan Booking

all women, men and kids are welcome!   We will provide a tea ceremony & help with your photo taking.  Option : Hair and make up 10,000yen or 5000yen each of them. ★Terms and Conditions★ ———————————————————————————– A Experience Plan :  1 hour Kimono at our salon and tea ceremony- Not offer til end Read more…

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