Whether you’re a practitioner of the Japanese tea ceremony or not, the annual Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony abounds with opportunities for cultural enlightenment.

Starting in 2009, the festival is not just an event at which kimono-clad, upright-sitting ladies would demonstrate to you the decorum of Japan’s long-inherited spirit of omotenashi (hospitality), which has characterized the tea ceremony.

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