> Tea Room - Kankyuan Tokyo Training Room -
The Mushakouji Senke Tokyo Branch has been the eastern Japan location for the school’s activities since Yukosai’s generation. It is located at 3 Chome Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (often called Dokanyama), on land related to Ota Dokan, who is credited with building the Edo Castle. Long ago the Tokyo Branch hosted activities at Jirakuan, located at the former Kume house. In present-day you can find Sozen Hisada’s favorite, “Hanshoan” and Yukosai’s favorite hiroma, “Unryuken” here; in the year 2000, the New Tea Room was also built.
- We recommend commuting by public transport as parking is limited. Thank you for your understanding.
- 5 minute walk from exit 2 of Sendagi Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
- 7 minute walk from exit 1 of Nishi-Nippori Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
- 7 minute walk from Nishi-Nippori Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
Hanshoan is a small room measuring 1 tatami and 2 daime (smaller tatami) with a mukou-ita (a board placed between the host’s tatami and the daime tatami). Built in the middle of the Edo era by Sozen Hisada’s second son, Soya (Fukyusai), it became a favorite tea room of Sozen’s and was later moved to its present location. In the daime mukougiri higatte / gyakugatte style, the host of the ceremony sits across from the attendees, another name for this seat is “Ama no Gawa Seki”. Kininza (high ranking guest seat) is set to the left of the host on the side of the shimozadoko / gezadoko and the sliding koshi-shoji doors that they enter through; other participants are to the right hand side of the host, where the nijiriguchi (a small crawl in entrance) is located. Behind a large curved pillar made of red pine, two story shelves are built with a takesunoko set below, which is used as a kensui (place for water disposal).
In 1964, Hanshoan was designated an Important Cultural Property of Tokyo.
Displayed as an Important Cultural Property of Tokyo
- Hanshoan Exterior
- Hanshoan koma interior
- Hanshoan kininguchi and nijiriguchi
Unryuken is adjacent to Hanshoan and was built by Yukosai in the early days of the Showa period. The hiroma measuring 8 tatami has a jozadoko and a biwadoko (a small raised platform) with a stone hearth set in the yojohangiri position.
||8 to 15 years old
|Date / Time
||Saturdays (twice a month) (10:00 - 12:00)
||Kankyuan Tokyo Training Room (3-13-13 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku)
|Application / Inquiry
||Kankyuan Tokyo Branch
- ※One day introductory lesson available.
- ※Entry is available any time, feel free to send an inquiry.