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    by cheesecake17 Updated Mar 25, 2006

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    The first room you will see at the museum, is a collection of variuos kinds of tea from Japan (click) and the world...

    There is a serving counter which you are able to request which tea you will like to try.....

    its sure is a nice experience , if you like tea...

    display of teas you can try different kind of tea leaves tea infusion
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    by cheesecake17 Updated Mar 25, 2006

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    Ocha-no-sato was built in the extensive Makinohara green tea field near Shimada, shizuoka prefecture as a place to promote the culture and industry of tea

    There ia a tea museum ( the grey looking building)with interesting display of teas of the world, where you can taste them, there is also a rebuilt tea ceremony house ( the funny little straw house) , where you can drink tea with an extra fee and a garden of Enshu Kobori, a great tea artist in the 17th Century

    You can experience and learn the HISTORY (click) and culture of tea, by seeing various aspects including the cultivation of Makinohara, the most important place of tea production in Shizuoka Prefecture

    .... it will take about 45 minutes to fully enjoy it...

    If its a clear day you will be able to see MT fuji too

    admission : Adults: 600 yen
    Combination ticket with tearoom: Adults: 1000 yen

    Closing Days
    Dec 29 - Jan 1,
    1st and 3rd Tue of Feb,
    Mar, Jul, Sep, Oct and Dec

    OPEN from 9am to 5pm

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    by cheesecake17 Updated Mar 23, 2006


    The tea ceremony house Shoumokurou combines the best feature of ENSHU Official residence in Fushimi near Kyoto and the Takinomoto-bou, the residence of a priest at IWASHIMIZU-HACHIMANGU SHRINE (click) architectural style of the 1624-44....

    The tea house is located in the garden area..The 2 most important rooms are the RINSUITEI room which was built in 1625, in here look for the elaborate shelves and the red walls which illustrate ENSHU'S unique design..

    He designed the TAIUNKAKU room after his close friend priest around 1633...which are replicas of the shrine in Kyoto...Look for the RANNA, wooden panels with carvings that act as a decorative crossbar..This and the shelves were all the designed by ENSHU...

    The little extention which is better appreciated from the garden is the KOUHOUKYO...this building is part of a nobleman's residence ...(794-1183) In those days, Izumidono was used as a place to hold poetry-reading parties and other forms of entertainment.....

    You will be guided by a lady in kimono to the room which you will be serve the tea and sweets....please look at my OKABE (click) page where I explain all about the tea ceremony

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    by cheesecake17 Written Mar 23, 2006


    There were to many little things to choose from....but tea is a good choose..:) as this is were they are produced

    tea set ceramic bells tea containers
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