This event features diverse programs including a full-scale indoor tea ceremony and open-air "nodate" tea ceremony
that beginners can comfortably participate in, an Outdoor Tea Ceremony in English for foreigners,
and a Tea Ceremony for Beginners in which you can have a go at preparing tea yourself.
The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony was started in 2008 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation History and Culture) for the purpose of widely disseminating Japanese traditional culture at home and abroad, and passing down its fundamental spirit of harmony to future generations. So far this event has been held nine times, and received about 178,000 visitors. Nowadays this popular event is considered the signature event of fall in Tokyo by the locals.