2009, Jan. & Feb. 2010
We teach ongoing weekly classes in the Urasenke tradition of
Chanoyu from beginner to advanced levels. If you would like to
experience Chanoyu first hand, and have a lesson on being a guest,
we have scheduled 3 dates. Please email or telephone for either
Monday, Dec. 14, Jan. 25 or Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Fee
$20. Please Email us
to make a reservation or for more information about these special
This special Christmas Holiday tea will be a great chance to
experience the simple usucha, thin tea gathering. Utensils of
the season will be used and traditional sweets and thin tea will
be served. No prior experience is needed.
Joyagama, our final tea gathering of 2009 , is a time
to share tea with friends and enjoy the memories of the past year.
It is also a time to bid farewell to the year of the ox. Utensils
reflecting the feeling of the season will be used during this
Joyagama is traditionally held on December 31, in Japan.
Toshikoshi, year passing festivities, include the eating
of toshikoshi soba, long thin buckwheat noodles, for longevity
and good health. Traditional sweets, tea and toshikoshi soba
will be served.
This tea is open to anyone who wants to experience Japanese culture
through Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony.
As the fragrance and beauty of the plum blossoms fill the warming
spring air, we would like to invite you to share in this special
celebration. Baikasai, plum-viewing festival, is celebrated
throughout Japan. A grand festival is held each year at the Kitano
Shrine in Kyoto on February 25, where plum blossoms fill the shrine
precincts. The plum festival will be explored through the selection
of seasonal utensil motifs and appropriate foods.
Participants will enjoy seasonal sweets, tea and a tenshin
style kaiseki meal. No prior experience is necessary.
These special workshops will introduce first time participants
to the Zen choreography in making a bowl of tea. Participants
will have guided practice in all of the steps necessary to prepare
a tasty bowl of matcha, powdered green tea, with an open mind
and pure heart.
This workshop will be a good introduction for those who wish to
further pursue their study of Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony.
* Please Email email@example.com,
for more information or to make reservations. Advance payment
by mail will confirm your email reservations. As space is limited,
cancellations must be made not later than 5-days before each event
to receive a refund. Thank you.