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Focus, attention and feedback

Before I started to study Chado, I was a flighty person with a very small attention span.  So much so that my Sensei called me ‘the flying girl’ because I was so ungrounded.  I was great at starting things, but lousy at finishing them. I even had trouble making my bed because I would become …

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Happy New Year 2018

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Introduction to Chado class now forming

Chado, The Way of Tea Japanese Tea Ceremony

Introduction to Chado class Starts on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:30-9:00 pm. 10 weeks

The essence of Japanese culture is contained in Chado, the way of tea. Students in this class will learn the etiquette of how to be a guest at a tea ceremony, the basic …

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The difficulty of Chado study

Beginning Chado study is hard. Nobody is inherently beautiful and graceful and perfect out of the gate. Even Japanese people who begin to study make mistakes. It is like learning a foreign language. You are not going to be fluent after a few lessons, and even after years and years of study, you never feel …

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Hakone Daichakai

I was fortunate enough this year to attend the Hakone Daichakai held at the Hakone Gardens near San Jose, California this year.  The Hakone gardens were so beautiful and the weather was perfect.  It was so lovely to see so many people in kimono (both men and women).

A big shout out to Harvey Harvey, …

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