This program intends to share with the tour participants the intimate experience of drinking Japanese tea, not in a ritualistic manner like in a traditional tea ceremony, but rather in a relaxed style that the local people commonly enjoy in their everyday life, as well as the in-depth knowledge about the wide variations of tea leaves and tea utensils that have contributed to the establishment and enrichment of Japanese tea culture. Then, they will enjoy rice with green tea, “ochazuke” at Japanese restaurant. “Ochazuke” has been popular among Japanese people since the Edo-period (1603-1868) during a time that Japanese common culture started to bloom.
|Date/Time||To be announced|
|Venues||Various establishments in and around Yoshidamachi|
|# of participants||10|
|Fee||To be announced|
|Program Timetable||18:00 Meet at JR Kannai Station North Exit. Then walk to Yoshidamachi.
18:15 Self-introduction, video and slides highlighting the attractive stories of YOSHIDAMACHI, Japanese green tea workshop
19:30-21:00 The participants will stroll around Yoshidamachi while listening to the tour guide explain to them about the various places of interest in the neighborhood. They will then be taken to a well-established Japanese restaurant in town where they will be able to try out “ochazuke” cooked by the restaurant’s chefs.
Tel: 090-5752-0163 (Baba)
Yoshidamachi Commercial Avenue Association
76-3 Yoshidamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0041
2-minute walk from JR Kannai Station
7-minute walk from Yokohama City Subway Kannai Station