Tea Times                                                   March, April & May 2018          


CHANOYU EXPERIENCE
(Tea Ceremony Class)

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.)

ZEN TEA CEREMONY EXPERIENCE
Fee $75 per person


An introduction 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. (Please contact us to arrange date and time.)


SPECIAL JCCCNC EVENT

KAISEKI COOKING WORKSHOP



DATE -
Saturday, March 17, 2018
TIME -
12 noon - 3 p.m.
LOCATION - 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco
FEE -
$55 ($45 members)

This spring kaiseki menu will include prawn & wakame (seaweed) vinegared salad, chirashisushi (mixed sushi with bamboo shoots, chirimenjako [half dried baby sardines], egg omelet and fresh kinome [prickly ash] leaves), hamagurishinjo (clam dumpling) and nuta (spring onion & scallops in a miso dressing). The class will be mostly demonstration with some hands-on food arranging. Participants will sample the dishes prepared and easy to follow recipes will be provided.
(Note -Reservations: www.jcccnc.org or call 415-567-5505) Japanese Cultural Community Center -1840 Sutter St., SF)


RIKYU MEMORIAL TEA

DATE - Monday, March 26, 2018
SEATINGS - 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
FEE - $40

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.

HANAMI TENSHIN TEA
(Cherry Blossom Viewing Tea)

DATE - Saturday, March 31, 2018
TIME -
12 noon to 2 p.m.
FEE -
$85

Hanami is the cherry blossom viewing season in Japan and also in many places around the world. It is one of the most beautiful seasons and utensils calling attention to the cherry blossoms will be used during the tea. Guests will enjoy seasonal sweets, tea and a kaiseki style tenshin meal. No prior experience is necessary.


FLOWER ARRANGING FOR TEA
(Chabana Workshop)

 

DATE - Saturday, April 7, 2018
TIME - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
FEE - $40

Chabana, the art of flower arranging for Chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony), will be the focus of this hands-on workshop. The workshop will include a discussion of the principles of chabana . There will also be an overview of the various styles of vases that can be used. Participants will enjoy guided practice in making arrangements. Sweets and tea will be served at the end of the workshop.

YOJOHAN KAGETSU WORKSHOP



DATE - Saturday, April 21, 2018
TIME -
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
FEE -
$40

This workshop will feature guided practice in the enjoyment of yojohan (4 ½ mat) hira kagetsu and koicha tsuki kagetsu. Instruction will be provided in English. Participants should have a basic knowledge of Urasenke furo usucha and koicha. No prior kagetsu experience is necessary.

SHOBURO TENSHIN TEA
(First Summer Tea)

DATE - Saturday, May 12, 2018
TIME -
12noon to 2p.m.
FEE -
$85

Shoburo, the opening of the brazier to begin the summer season, will be celebrated during this traditional Chanoyu gathering. The brazier is opened on May 1, in the Urasenke tradition of tea. This tea will bring forth the many seasonal changes with the selection of utensils, poetic images and seasonal ingredients and dishes. Traditional seasonal sweets, tea and a tenshin style kaiseki meal will be served. This event is open to anyone wishing to enjoy Japanese culture through Chanoyu, the tea ceremony.


SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, June 2 - Wagashi sweet making worksholp (tamasudae & sasamaki).
                                   

* Please Email teatimes@chanoyu.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.

Kimika Takechi & Larry Tiscorniahome