What you can experience at the "Chonoya". 1.If you have a basic knowledge about history, your understanding of Japanese culture will be deeper. You will listen to commentary for about 15 minutes with an easy-to-understand slide show about Nagoya in the Sengoku period. 2.Calligraphy Experience : Drip some water on the inkstone and rub down an ink-stick slowly. You will concentrate with the unique smell of the ink in the quiet atmosphere. After learning the basics of Japanese calligraphy such as how to hold and move the brush, you will gradually learn how to write sensuously while writing letters on rice papers. You will select symbols with your favorite meaning and designs among samples. Please write freely with your own sensitivity and write lots to practice. 3.Tea Ceremony Experience : We will explain about the tea room setting and utensils in English. First, please try the Matcha tea as a guest which is served by the host. As we provide the manual of the tea ceremony manner in English, you can just follow it. When you get used to the atmosphere, let’s try to serve tea yourself. Calm your mind and feel the nostalgia of 400 years of history and reach the spirit of tea ceremony.