Dec. 2014, Jan. & Feb. 2015
We teach ongoing weekly classes in the Urasenke tradition of
Chanoyu from beginner to advanced levels. Please visit our Chanoyu
class and enjoy a first hand experience at being a guest. This
is a great introduction for those interested in learning more
about weekly tea study. Private tea lessons are also available.
Please Email to
reserve your space or for more information.
Monday's from 6:30 p.m. - Fee $20 (for Monday guest experience.)
This traditional wagashi, Japanese sweet making, class will
feature hishihanabiramochi. Hishihanabiramochi is
a special New Year's sweet with a soft outer gyuhi mochi skin
folded over candied burdock and miso flavored sweet bean paste.
We will also be making yukimochi kinton, a traditional
Kyoto style Chanoyu sweet made with nagaimo, long yam,
and sweet bean paste that resembles a snowball. The freshly made
sweets and tea will be served at the end of the class. Easy to
follow recipes will be provided.
Joyagama, our final tea gathering of 2013 , 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 horse. Utensils
reflecting the feeling of the season will be used during this
tea. 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.
This chanoyu experience will bring Urasenke tea practitioners
together to share in the enjoyment of tea through kagetsu. The
day's kagetsu will include: hira kagetsu, koicha tsuki kagetsu,
sanyu no shiki, kinin kiyotsugu koicha tsuki kagetsu, yojohan
hirakagetsu and mugon kagetsu (if time permits). A
bento box lunch and beverage will be provided to all participants.
A basic knowledge of ro hira kagetsu is necessary to participate.
You may also attend as an observer. Advance reservations are necessary.
* Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org,
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.