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What is Chazen Ichimi?

In form and function, a tea ceremony and Zen are different things.
However, they’re the same in essence. There is a theory that the two are the same
from the perspective of human character discipline.

Located in front of Kenchoji Temple, which is known as the
birthplace of Japan’s Zen Buddhism, our shop offers
the Matcha experience, which is the essence of the tea ceremony,
and the Zazen (Zen meditation), which is the foundation of Zen Buddhism.
It’s our pleasure to stir up the customers’ interest
in tea ceremony and Zazen through our services.

Kamakura’s Ingredients, Porcelain, and Books

   

Our shop’s concept is “A slice of Kamakura”.

The book of Zen master Shodo Yoshida, the 240th Chief Priest of
Gofukuzan Kenchou Temple, is available in our exhibit.

Our ingredients are mainly from Kamakura, a city with bountiful nature.

Our porcelainware is by Kifumi Kawamura, the current owner of Kichuyo Kiln
in Kita Kamakura, which was handed down by Rosanjin Kitaoji.
Our lacquerware is by the renowned Kamakura engraver, Kenyu Mitsuhashi.

Works of Buddhist image master craftsman, Kishou Okunishi, are also on display.

Also available in our gallery are works of Kamakura writers. Have a look!

We are glad to give you the Kamakura experience.

Kamakura Honey Additive-free and Non-heated Kamakura Product

Our shop has a beekeeping permit, and we operate as a Kamakura apiary.

The honey we harvest is from the natural environment of the Kenchou Temple mountain area,
which is not open to the general public.

Only 5% of distributed honey in Japan are locally/domestically-produced.

The honey in our shop is non-heated and free of additives and antibiotics.

Kamakura honey is used in our Kamakura Curry and homemade sweets like Kamakura Pudding.

What is Tenshin’an?

The shop’s name was from Shodo Yoshida, the head priest of the Kenchou Temple (Rinzai Sect).

 

“Tenshin” is from the Zen term for tempering one’s hunger (Sukibara).

It also means “a simple meal”. Furthermore, because the character
点 (point) was placed next to the character 心 (heart), its meaning is theorized to be,
“something that touches one’s heart.”

 

Our shop aims to give the “Tea” and “Zen” experience.

About

7 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

TEL 0467-55-9350

Business Hours
11 AM - 5 PM
Last order: 4 PM
We are closed on Tuesdays.

Dinner
6 PM - 10 PM
We are only open for dinner
upon reservation.

※We are opened every day in June. open:10 AM
Last order: 5 PM

    private rooms.
   

We also offer private rooms.

Relax while viewing the garden.