1 February 2018


© Sanae Otsuka

Engage in interactive talk and demonstration sessions to learn more about the nearly thousand years of history that have shaped Japanese tea ceremony and kimono traditions.

Due to popular demand, JCC has organised two sessions featuring speaker Ms Sanae Otsuka, who is well-versed in traditional Japanese arts, clothes, and manners; In the first session, Ms Sanae Otsuka will share with participants about the varieties of kimono and tea ceremony, as well as manners and appropriate behaviour when donning a kimono, or attending a tea ceremony. The second session will focus solely on tea, and Ms Sanae Otsuka will speak about and demonstrate the Omotesenke Way of Tea. Both sessions will feature an exclusive demonstration of the Omotesenke Way of Tea, during which participants will have the chance to partake in Japanese tea and traditional sweets.

About the demonstrator

© Sanae Otsuka

Having studied Japanese etiquette since early childhood, Ms Sanae Otsuka is well-versed in the Omotesenke Way of tea ceremony, kimono, Japanese dance, the Japanese zither, as well as the Ikenobo style of floral arrangement.

Since 2008, she has been teaching Omotesenke style tea ceremony, and floral arrangement in Shanghai, China. Ms Otsuka has performed for VIPs in China, and with the strong support of the Consulate General of Japan in Shanghai, has hosted many tea ceremonies. She was also in charge of flower arrangements for The Emperor’s Birthday Reception in Shanghai.

She currently has disciples in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Shanghai, and Singapore, and has plans to develop short courses for Omotesenke style tea ceremony, and a concierge for Japanese etiquette and kimono.

Details of the event


Thursday, 1 February 2017


① Kimono talk and tea ceremony: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Registration starts 12:30pm)
② Tea ceremony only: 4:00pm – 5:00pm (Registration starts 3:30pm)


Imagine This, library@orchard
277 Orchard Road #03-12 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858



Register for the event

To register, please email the following details to with the subject Omotesenke Tea Demonstration and Kimono Talk:

1. Full Name
2. Your preferred session (① OR ②)
3. Number of persons attending (including yourself)
4. Organisation
5. Mobile Number

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

Where is library@orchard?

277 Orchard Road
#03-12 / #04-11 Orchard Gateway
Singapore 238858

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