PHOTO: YASUSHI ICHIKAWA

A bowl full of sky: Tea at Komatsu South

The tearoom in the clouds lies up a flight of stairs, beyond a blue paper door.

We hold gatherings there for guests staying with us as well as those who come to spend only an hour or so.

The way to the tearoom is the same for both. Leave your belongings and all that you do not need in a room below. Climb the stairs.

Many come to Tea to learn about the culture of this country. But while it is good to know how many times to turn a tea bowl, it is also good to turn to those around you, to take notice of them, and to turn your attention to the wood, to the sun and shadow, and to the vessels that were once simply earth, metal or stone.

This is a rest different from the kind to be found in a comfortable bed. Both are necessary, resting in sleep and resting in wakefulness.

If you would like to have tea with us, let us know We’ll be waiting for you in the sky, just beyond the blue door at the top of the stairs.


PHOTO: YASUSHI ICHIKAWA

Booking a private tea gathering

Enjoy a Japanese tea gathering in the relaxed setting of an open-air tearoom.

Designed by an innovative tea practitioner, this space at Komatsu South is meant to be a place where guests can explore the Way of Tea in an accepting environment.

Do consider an evening gathering if you’re visiting in summer – tea tastes even better under the stars.


PHOTO: JANICE TAY

Rates:
One guest: JPY12,000
Two to three guests: JPY6,000 per person
Four to five guests: JPY5,000 per person

Time required:
60-90 minutes, depending on size of group

Attire:
Comfortable for an outdoor setting

Please note that, as this is an outdoor tearoom, a scheduled gathering may have to be moved indoors or called off depending on the weather.
To book, e-mail: tea@shimayastays.com


PHOTO: JANICE TAY

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