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  • January 20, 2019
    • Listening to Incence Workshop
      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Listening to Incence WorkshopTime: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      The Jasmine Pearl
  • January 23, 2019
    • Chado Class
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Chado ClassTime: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Weekly Chado class: Beginner through Intermediate. Issoan Tea School
      17761 NW Marylhurst Ct.
      Portland, OR 97229
      Map
  • January 24, 2019
    • Introduction to Chado Class
      6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
      Introduction to Chado ClassTime: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
      The Jasmine Pearl
      Darjeeling room
      724 NE 22nd Ave
      Portland, OR 97232
      Map
    • Beginning Chanoyu - Ryakubon
      7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Beginning Chanoyu - RyakubonTime: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      The Jasmine Pearl
      Darjeeling room
      724 NE 22nd Ave
      Portland, OR 97232
      Map
  • January 26, 2019
    • Chado Class
      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Chado ClassTime: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Weekly Chado class: Beginner through Intermediate. Issoan Tea School
      17761 NW Marylhurst Ct.
      Portland, OR 97229
      Map
    • Advanced Chado Class
      3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Advanced Chado ClassTime: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Advanced studies for Chado. Sensei permission is required Issoan Tea School
      17761 NW Marylhurst Ct.
      Portland, OR 97229
      Map
  • January 27, 2019
    • Chakai for Omotesenke students
      10:30 am - 12:00 pm
      Chakai for Omotesenke studentsTime: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
      First Chakai for Sayo-sensei's students. Kashintei, the tea house at the Portland Japanese Garden

New Classes 2019

Introduction to Chado Class

Begins Thursday, January 24,  2019
10 weeks, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
At the Jasmine Pearl Darjeeling Room

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 order of the tea ceremony and how to whisk green powdered matcha ceremonial tea. Students will also participate in 6 Japanese tea ceremonies from informal to semi-formal tea gatherings. An overview of Japanese arts and how the tea ceremony has influenced Japanese culture will be presented. Students will learn about tea ceramics, Japanese gardens, calligraphy, kimono dressing, and incense ceremony. They will also be introduced to zazen meditation and discuss how to put tea practice into every day life.

Places are limited. Reserve your spot with at $50 deposit. Use the button at right.
Fee: $250, includes all materials, tea and sweets for 10 weeks
Location: The Jasmine Pearl Darjeeling room, 724 NE 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232

For more information contact Marjorie Yap, Instructor
Phone: 503.645.7058
email: margie[at]issoantea[dot]com or use the contact form at the bottom of the About page here
website: www.issoantea.com

Beginning Chanoyu – Ryakubon

Begins Thursday, January 24, 10 weeks
At the Jasmine Pearl Darjeeling Room
From  7:30 – 9:00 pm

Beginning Chanoyu introduces how to host a basic tea ceremony using minimal utensils.  Students will learn how to set up the preparation room, the mizuya, as well as assemble the utensil set up.  We will explore how and when to host a tea ceremony, and learn how to purify utensils, make tea and close the ceremony.  Further training on Japanese culture, sweet making and the guest role will be presented.

Introduction to Chado is helpful, but not necessary.

For more information contact Marjorie Yap, Instructor
Phone: 503.645.7058
email: margie[at]issoantea[dot]com or use the contact form at the bottom of the About page here
website: www.issoantea.com

Regular classes at Issoan Tea Room:

Wednesday class,  7:00-9:00 pm Chado Class, Issoan

Saturday classes 1:00-3:00 pm, Chado Class,  Issoan, and
3:00-5:00 pm, Intermediate studies, (permission required)

Contact me if you are interested in classes: 503-645-7058.  margie at issoantea dot com

Elevated tatami classes for those who cannot sit seiza

IMG_0208With the building of the elevated tatami table, Issoan Tea school now offers classes in this style to those who cannot sit seiza.  The portable tatami table is designed to be used in both the winter sunken hearth configuration, as well as in the summer furo season.  The table is transportable and can be set up anywhere there is space.

Because of this flexibiltiy, students can study most of the temae of the Urasenke curriculum, and guests can enjoy the experience on stools without the pain of sitting on their knees.

If you have been interested in taking chado lessons, but have hesitated because you cannot sit on your knees in the tea room, please contact Margie Yap, instructor (503)645-7058 to arrange a trial lesson on the new tatami table.

 

 

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