March, April & May 2018
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.
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.
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
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, 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 &
* 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.