A new Introduction to Chado class is forming, starting on January 14, 2015, from 7:00-8:30 and runs for 10 weeks. The class will be held in my tatami mat room at Issoan Tea School, 17761 NW Marylhurst Ct. Portland, OR 97229. That is 4 blocks South of Rock Creek PCC.
Students will learn the etiquette of how to be a guest at a tea ceremony, the basic order of the tea ceremony and how to whisk green powdered ceremonial tea. Students will also participate in at least 6 Japanese tea ceremonies. An overview of Japanese aesthetics and how tea has influenced Japanese culture will be presented. Students will also be introduced to tea ceramics, calligraphy, kimono dressing, and incense ceremony, flower arranging, and Japanese gardens. They will also be introduced to zazen meditation and discuss how to put tea practice into every day life.
If you have questions, you can email me, margie at issoantea.com, or call 503-645-7058.
The class fee is $250 and that includes all tea and sweets, materials, handouts, guest kit to borrow. Enrollment is limited to 5 students. You can pre-register to reserve your spot by sending deposit of $50.00. Just click on the right hand column and send your deposit via PayPal.