Twice per month, the Tsubakinokai will perform a table style tea ceremony in the Atrium on the 25th floor. Enjoy a contemporary tea ceremony performance in a hotel space, not regular Japanese-style room or a tea room, surrounded by contemporary art rather than hanging scrolls or ikebana arrangements. In addition, staying guests only will have the opportunity to enjoy a set of matcha green tea and Japanese sweets in the hotel lobby overlooking Tokyo Tower and the metropolis. *Limited availability.
|Table Style Tea Ceremony Performance Observation & Matcha Experience|
|Date and Time||First and third Wednesdays of each month
2 workshops per day (11:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.), 45 min. each
*Please note that workshops are subject to cancellation without notice.
|Location||Atrium (25F), Park Hotel Tokyo|
|Fee||Free of Charge (Hotel Guests Only)|
|Experience Contents||-Tea ceremony by a tea ceremony master
-Matcha green tea and Japanese sweets (*Limited availability)
|List of Instructors||Yoko Hoshino
*Instructors may be other than those listed below.
|Table Style Sado Tsubakinokai Official Website||https://tablestylesado.com/|
Head Instructor, Table Style Sado Tsubakinokai The organizer of Table Style Sado class “Sarasa.”
After graduating from university, she worked for 12 years as a cabin attendant for domestic and international flights for Japanese airlines. After retiring, she started her career as a Table Style Sado instructor. In addition to private lessons, teacher training, and consulting, she lectures at Miss & Mrs. contests, collaborates with artists on events, and presents tea at exhibitions.
She proposes Omotenashi and parent-child tea ceremonies based on her own experience, believing that “a beautiful lifestyle can be achieved through the tea ceremony.” Mother of two children.
While working as a model for advertisements and magazines, she runs the Urasenke Tea Ceremony School Shunkaan as Soan Nagae, a tea ceremony master, to convey the charm of the tea ceremony, which she started as a child with her Canadian mother. As a certified instructor of Table Style Sado Tsubakinokai, which has lowered the bar for tea ceremonies in Japanese-style rooms, she also proposes tea ceremonies without place restrictions. She also collaborates with various specialists to offer new forms of the tea ceremony. She is also a certified kimono stylist and the creator of “Yu-en by Anna Clair,” a brand of accessories suitable for both with kimonos and clothes.
Graduated from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, with a Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and worked in the food and nutrition field for 8 years. While supporting her husband through his illness for 3 years, she discovered a passion for Table Style Sado, realizing the importance of mindfulness and Zen philosophy in achieving true health. Through Table Style Sado lessons, she hopes to offer a calm and peaceful time away from the stress of everyday life in which you can truly reflect on yourself.
Tea master, Table style Sado Tsubakinokai. After graduating with a degree in bachelor of science in Nursing with a minor in Biology, she worked as a registered nurse in the United Staes for 10 years. She started a career as a Table style Sado instructor to teach others to feel familiar with comtemporary tea ceremony that you can incorporate in your lifestyle and increase awareness about Japanese culture. She offers tea ceremony lessons in English and parent-child lessons.