Japanese Tea Palazzo Pitti Florence

Japanese Tea at the Pitti Palace


This week I’ve been taking advantage of the free museum entries in honor of culture week. Spending an afternoon in the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, I was pleasantly surprised to see a special set-up in the entrance courtyard.

In honor of the exposistion of Japanese art and Culture in the Pitti Palace going on now, “Japan, Land of Enchantments” (April 3 – July 1), there was a demonstration of traditional Japanese tea. They showed how the dried leaves are processed by hand, and performed the Japanes Tea Ceremony. I tried a sample of Green tea, donated a few euro to the Earthquake relief fund, and snapped some photos of their gorgeous kimonos! It was a nice little surprise and a great way to start my afternoon in the gardens.




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