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Chado: The Way of Tea in Oregon

Tim McRobert produced a half hour documentary about Chado: The Way of Tea in Oregon. It will be broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting cable this Sunday. It was shot at the Portland Japanese Garden and various tea rooms around the Portland area.

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Issoan Tea School is one of the groups featured in the film.You …

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Upcoming Workshops

Check our News and Events page for upcoming workshiops, lectures and field trips.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 – 6:00pm: Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons – Nature, Literature, and the Arts,

Saturday October 6th, 10 am to 2 pm Kimono alterations class

Saturday October 13, 10 am – 2 pm Field trip to …

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O-Tsukimi, Moonviewing Festival at the Portland Japanese Garden

The Autumn Moonviewing Festival, O-Tsukimi, will be held at the Portland Japanese Garden September 28, 29, 30th from 6- 8:30 pm.

On a quiet autumn evening more than 200 years ago, a retired imperial prince sat patiently on the polished bamboo floor of the veranda waiting for the moon’s reflection to shimmer across the pond …

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Kobukusa Magic

We had a kobukusa making workshop a couple of weeks ago, and I promised that I’d post pictures from the workshop.  We had 4 participants, and Kate was our teacher.  She supplied silk fabric, silk thread, needles, patterns, instructions and sewing advice and help.

 

Everyone who had brought their sewing kits, …

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Working together

I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge one of my huge supporters, Barbara Walker.  Barbara and I have shared our love for the way of tea  for more than 30 years. She and I studied with Minako sensei for 20 years, before she passed away. We help each other with Chado presentations, classes and …

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