What you'll do
What you can experience at the "Chonoya". 1.If you have a basic knowledge about history, your understanding of Japanese culture will be deeper. You will listen to commentary for about 15 minutes with an easy-to-understand slide show about Nagoya in the Sengoku period. 2.Calligraphy Experience : Drip some water on the inkstone and rub down an ink-stick slowly. You will concentrate with the unique smell of the ink in the quiet atmosphere. After learning the basics of Japanese calligraphy such as how to hold and move the brush, you will gradually learn how to write sensuously while writing letters on rice papers. You will select symbols with your favorite meaning and designs among samples. Please write freely with your own sensitivity and write lots to practice. 3.Tea Ceremony Experience : We will explain about the tea room setting and utensils in English. First, please try the Matcha tea as a guest which is served by the host. As we provide the manual of the tea ceremony manner in English, you can just follow it. When you get used to the atmosphere, let’s try to serve tea yourself. Calm your mind and feel the nostalgia of 400 years of history and reach the spirit of tea ceremony.
I want everyone in the world to experience Japanese traditional culture as it was like in my childhood. With that thought, I have decided to run Chonoya. I grew up in Nagoya for over 20 years and now live in Tokyo. My close ancestor served as the Shinto priest of Masumida shrine which was the second highest ranked shrine after Atsuta Jingu in the vicinity of Nagoya. So I have a strong interest in Japanese traditional culture such as calligraphy and tea ceremony. I'm not good at English, but I'll try communicating with guests as best as possible. We are looking forward to seeing you!
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Where you'll be
This “Kominka”, a Japanese traditional farmhouse, was built about 100 years ago, and you can fully enjoy the atmosphere of a Japanese old house. Nagoya was struck by massive air raids during World War II, but luckily this area survived from being burnt down. Prewar houses are now very rare. And, usually it is impossible for general travelers to enter these types of houses if they are not tourist facilities.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies.
Tea ceremony / calligraphy experience