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HiSUi TOKYO’s Tea Ceremony (HiSUi ryu)
HiSUi Tokyo’s tea ceremony builds on the teachings of Sen no Rikyu, a historical figure with great influence over the style of ‘Wabi-cha’. Wabi-cha is one of the main styles of tea ceremonies, which originated in the Azuchi-momoyama period. HiSUi Tokyo’s tea ceremony incorporates this style with the subtle spirits and musings of the samurai from all those years ago.
With the first few sips in our unique environment, this philosophy will become clear.
As you learn more about and experience the refined art of our tea ceremony, maybe you can further appreciate the tranquility of nature. With this, a deeper understanding and sensitivity to the distinctive and quintessential virtues of Japanese culture and Japanese nature will become apparent.
A lucid feeling of accomplishment
Tea ceremonies follow a strict and precise set of rules and series of actions, called the ‘Iemoto system’. The Iemoto system is one of the core, defining aspects of Japanese culture. Our cohort of tea ceremony instructors are highly skilled professionals who studied and perfected their skills under this system.
We at HiSUi are always striving to educate more people about Japanese culture and our instructors are looking forward to introducing people to the finer aspects of Japanese culture.
The Allure of the HiSUi Style
Throughout the year, once a month, we carefully adjust the procedure of the tea ceremony to match the ever-changing seasons. We do this based on the idea that humankind is one with nature and as such, should try to match the flow of nature in order to experience a more fulfilling and rich life.
Our Teahouse, ‘Suian’ is an authentic, 8-tatami-sized teahouse modeled after the teahouses from the Azuchi-momoyama period. Come and enjoy the unique atmosphere of dignified extravagance.
For our tea ceremony classes, we offer flexible appointments so that you can enjoy the tea ceremonies at your own pace and leisure. In addition, many different types of our classes are scheduled to run at the same time, so we can also offer the option of combining classes together upon request. For example, a waso class (kimono dressing) and sado class may be combined to learn the two disciplines simultaneously.
Many different types of people from a variety of different backgrounds frequent our classes. Why not come and meet some new people, and enjoy talking and learning together.
Here at HiSUi Tokyo, we believe in providing an experience of the utmost quality. We hope that from taking in the atmosphere of the surrounding Ginza area and attending the classes provided in our teahouses, you can enjoy a unique and superb experience.
Come and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea in our tea room,“SUIAN”, while learning about how to enjoy Matcha to the fullest and learning about the various characteristics of the tea ceremony.
- I always wanted to learn Sado (Tea ceremony) in Ginza and found this place. The lessons seem authentic and of the highest quality, so I am looking forward to learning here. (Male, 40s)
- The teacher’s lesson was so fun and informative; I decided to sign up right away. I can’t wait to start. (Male, 70s)