As announced previously, an introductory tea ceremony class was held last Saturday.
Eight people signed up for the class and enjoyed the very special moment. Some have never done before, for othes it was the first time in over 30 years.
Everybody enjoyed the 一期一会 the precious moment, as well as having an opportunity to ask many questions about one of the typical Japnese traditions.
Many thanks to Bonnie Mitchell sensei for making this event happen! It was so well received that we will plan to have this kind of class once a quarter. Those who missed this time, please stay tuned!
Let's join us a Japanese tea ceremony staged in an authentic tea room and learn to navigate the complex role of guest while enjoying a frothy bowl of whipped powdered green tea and a seasonal Kyoto-style sweet.
An informal discussion of the purpose, cultural context, and contemporary relevance of this influential 400-year-old art form will be supplemented by a Q&A session at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Presenters are licensed Urasenke tea instructors with over sixty years combined tea experience.
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, March 19, 2011
From 2:00 to 4:00pm
Urasenke Foundation Seattle Office and Tearooms
5125 40th Ave NE
Bonnie Soshin Mitchell
Timothy Sowa Olson
JAS Members $30
Click here to register. For questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or (206)-374-1080.
Dress is kimono or business attire. Guests should bring a clean pair of white socks to wear in the tearoom. Jewelry, especially rings and watches, are not worn in the tea environment, nor are noticeable scents. Guests should be prepared to enjoy tea in the kneeling (seiza) position.