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(Japanese Tea Ceremony)
San Francisco, California

What is Chanoyu?

, the simple but elegant style of flower arranging for Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony, has deep roots in the more formalized Ikebana style of flower arranging which is firmly seated in both Shintoism and Buddhism. Cha literally means tea and bana is taken from the word hana or flower. During this virtual workshop participants will learn about the various vases and flower boards used in the Urasenke tradition. There will be a demonstration of various summer arrangements. Participants are encouraged to try their hand at making a simple arrangement during the workshop. Fee $30/25 members.
Center (JCCCNC) Chabana Workshop on Zoom - Augsust 20, 2022, 11am-1pm PDT

Mushimanju Brockton, MA Public Library Webinar - July 28, 2022
Join us for this fun Online Cooking Workshop, to be delivered by Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi senseis (Urasenke Chanoyu Instructors, San Francisco). In this cooking workshop, we will learn how to make: Mushimanju: (Japanese sweet steamed buns). We will make the plain smooth [steamed bun] and show how to change it seasonally to get different effects (burning in a seasonal design, adding salted cherry blossoms, etc.)
Here is the link to the Workshop recording: Mushimanju Workshop Recording

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