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[Hoshinoya Tokyo] “Eighty-eight Nights of New Tea Experience,” a time to taste new tea and tea sweets from a tea farmer who has been in business since the Edo period.

2023.04.15

Hoshinoya Tokyo will offer “88 Nights of New Tea Experience” from May 1 to 5, 2023, to enjoy the season in accordance with the calendar.

The 88th day counting from Risshun, or the 88th night of the year, has long been regarded as the season for plucking new tea. In the Edo period (1603-1867), new tea picked on this day was prized for its high nutritional value and as a good omen for longevity. As summer approaches, we hope you will enjoy the season by tasting the first harvest of new tea.

Gyokuro and tea sweets to enjoy the flavor and aroma

“Sae Midori” from Moriuchi Tea Farm, a Shizuoka tea farm that has been in business since the Edo period, carefully brewed at low temperature. Also offered along with the tea are raw white chocolate-covered graham crackers.

Enjoy Sencha in various ways of brewing and eating

Choose one of three types, and savor it carefully from one to two roasts, and then to the ice brewing.

Iris bath to ward off evil spirits

To enjoy the season, we prepare iris baths in guest rooms on 88th night, which falls at the same time of the year.

Outline of "88 Nights of New Tea Experience

Duration: May 1-5, 2023
Price: Free (accommodation fee not included)
Includes: Gyokuro, sencha, sweets, iris bath set
Note: Some contents may change depending on the situation

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[Hoshinoya Tokyo] “New Year’s Kabuki Stay” brings the hospitality of an Edo Period theatrical teahouse to the present day.

Hoshinoya Tokyo, a Japanese-style inn located in Otemachi, Tokyo, will again this year host the “New Year Kabuki Stay” program, a two-day and one-night stay from January 5 to 26, 2024.
For people living in Edo, one of their New Year’s pleasures was to watch Kabuki, and it was a chic way to spend the New Year. Theatrical teahouses supported this way of enjoying Kabuki. In addition to arranging tickets to the theater, the teahouses delighted patrons by providing a complete range of services, including plot notes, tea, sweets, makunouchi box lunches, and snacks and drinks (*1). Hoshinoya Tokyo offers a stay to celebrate the New Year with hospitality similar to the theatrical teahouses of the time.

*1: Tomizawa, Yoshihide and Fujita, Yosuke (2012). The Latest Kabuki Dictionary. Kashiwa Shobo.

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