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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One of the pleasures of attending a tea gathering are the stories told at the gathering. Putting together how the meaning of the scroll and the choices of the utensils along with the poetic names of the sweets and chashaku make for an interesting time.
Some of my students are beginnning to study the kazari …
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