March, April & May 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 or telephone to reserve your space or for more information:
Most Monday's from 6:30 p.m. - Fee $20 (for Monday guest experience.)
This annual memorial tea will honor Sen Rikyu (1522-1591),
the founder of the three Sen schools of Chanoyu. Wabicha,
the style of tea that reflects a simple and quiet taste, is the
contribution that Rikyu is most remembered for. Guests will offer
flowers in Rikyu's memory and will also enjoy kyara incense. Traditional
sweets and koicha, thick tea, will be served. No prior
experience is necessary.
Chabana, the art of flower arranging for Chanoyu, will
be the focus of this hands-on end of summer workshop. Chabana
has deep roots in the more stylized Ikebana arrangements. This
simpler style was used in the tearoom by early tea masters when
they invited guests for tea. This workshop will include a discussion
of the principles of chabana as well as an overview of
the various styles of vases and baskets that can be used. Participants
will enjoy guided practice in making arrangements. Sweets and
tea will be served at the end of the workshop.
This workshop will include a demonstration of the basic points
in creating the nimonji oshikiri ash formation. The special
summer form called toyama (distant mountain) will also
be introduced. There will also be a discussion of the various
styles of haigata used in the Urasenke tradition of tea. Participants
are encouraged to bring their own brazier. The second half of
the workshop will include guided practice in both the nimonji
oshikiri and toyama ash formations.
* 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.