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The secrets of the Tea Ceremony at Tea museum in Kanaya, Shimada

Tea Ceremony at Cha no Sato in Kanaya, Shimada

The other day I had the occasion to revisit Cha No Sato/Tea museum in Kanaya, Shimada City with a few American friends eager to know all about tea.

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

The Museum is surrounded by a traditional Japanese garden

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

And inside the garden itself stands a traditional tea ceremony Pavillion

When visiting the Museum you can purchase a ticket, either for the Museum visit only, the tea ceremony only, or for both.

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Kanaya is famous for its tea all over Japan and the tea fields are very near

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Past the entrance of the Museum you will be able to check the neighboring tea fields on a model

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

A model of traditional tea picking ladies

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

An old traditional Japanese tea set

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

An antique tea pot

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

The old traditional of carrying and selling tea in 100 or 1,000 “ryou” bamboo bags

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

A Russian samovar

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

The entrance to the world tea saloons museum

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Many visitors from mainland China and Taiwan on that day

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

The place is replete with tea samples from all over the World

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Another display

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

And yet another display with harvests from all over the World

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

A British tearoom of yore

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

An Imperial Chinese Tea Saloon

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Inside a Nepalese home

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Solid gold tea set!

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Another invaluable antique tea set

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Back to the Nepalese home! (It was particularly crowded with selfies on that day!)

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Complete with traditional bed and furniture

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Traditional tribal clothes from Southern China

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

A model of the present neighborhood tea fields of Makinohara

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Japanese tea party of yore

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

A corner of the Museum has been set apart for trying your hand at making matcha tea powder you can take with you as a souvenir

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Antique Japanese tea processing machines

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Moriyama Tea Set

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Wedgewood Tea Set

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

A Ming Dragon pot

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Then it was time to attend a tea ceremony, the wagashi/Japanese cake of the month was called “No Hana no Kagayaki/the brilliance of a field flower”

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

The Tea Ceremony Pavilion

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

Walking past the Japanese garden

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

A great source of photographs

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

I’d love to admire this garden in other seasons

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

A special rest area above the water

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

The traditional tea ceremony tatami room

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

All the matcha tea prepared for each guest

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

The matcha tea to be drunk in three sips

Tea Museum, Shizuoka, cha no sato, tea ceremony, shimada

And a beautiful and delicious wagashi cake to savor between two bowls of matcha tea

 

Note: This facility has been renewed as “Tea Museum, Shizuoka” in March, 2018. Please see the detailed through here.”

    
Name The Tea Musuem
Category
Address 3053-2, Kanayafujimicho, Shimada Shi, Shizuoka Ken, 428-0022 Japan
Access
3053-2, Kanayafujimicho, Shimada Shi, Shizuoka Ken, 428-0022 Japan
Opening Hours 9:00~17:00
Price Range 300 yen per adult. University students, high school students, junior high school students and younger, as well as seniors age 70 or older: free
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