|| A cultural event such as
this is only to be expected in such a tea-loving area as Matsue. The tea
party is held in or around October every year in Matsue Shiroyama Park.
Tea ceremony schools from Shimane and other nearby prefectures perform tea
ceremonies for guests. Those with no previous knowledge of tea ceremony
and dressed in everyday clothing are welcome to enjoy a bowl of tea at an
outdoor picnic-style nodate ceremony and stroll through the grounds of Matsue