“In my own hands I hold a bowl of tea; I see all of nature represented in its green color. Closing my eyes I find green mountains and pure water within my own heart. Silently, sitting alone, drinking tea, I feel these become part of me. Sharing this bowl of tea with others, they, too, …
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I have a new class that I will be offering this spring
In this 10 week class, students will learn the first procedure, Ryakubon. It is a complete tea ceremony with all the essential elements, but you can do it without a lot of equipment or tea room. I have shared tea this …
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I have had some inquiries about when my next introduction class will be held. And now here it is: starting Saturday, April 28th 1:00-2:30 for 10 weeks.
Introduction to Japanese Culture through the Tea Ceremony
Harmony, purity, respect and tranquility. These are the four principles of tea ceremony distilled from Japanese culture. In this ten …
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Sunday April 1
Japanese Tea Ceremony The Lavender Tea House Sherwood, OR
Cherry Blossom Festival for the month of April. On April 1 the Lavender Tea House will be hosting a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony by Issoan Tea.
Come celebrate the blooming cherry blossom’s like they are in Japan by joining us for a traditional …
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Furyu is composed of two characters meaning, “wind” and “flowing.” Like the moving wind, it can be sensed but not seen. It is both tangible and intangible in its suggested elegance. And like the wind, furyu points to a wordless ephemeral beauty that can only be experienced in the moment, for in the next instant …
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