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Issoan Tea School Calendar

December 20 – January 8, 2018 — Issoan closed
January 6, 2018, Saturday
— Hatsugama
January 7, SundayChado presentation, The Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop
January 9th, Tuesday — Classes resume
January 13, Saturday — Tankokai Hatsuchakai, Henjyoji Temple
January 14, SundayShogatsu celebration, Portland Japanese Garden
January 17, Wednesday – 10 week Introduction to Chado begins, The Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop
February 4, SundayChado Presentation, The Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop
February 18, SundayListening to Incense workshop, The Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop
March 4, Sunday –  Chado Presentation, The Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop
March 10, Saturday — Rikyuki, Henjyoji Temple
April 7, SaturdayChado Presentation, Newberg Camellia Festival
April  8, Sunday — Chado Presentation, The Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop
April 28-29, Saturday-Sunday Ocha Zanmai Conference: Chanoyu and Food, San Franscico
July 14, Saturday — Seichuki (tentative)

Regular classes at Issoan Tea Room:

Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 pm Chado Class, Issoan

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 Chado class at  the Jasmine Pearl

Saturday classes 1:00-3:00 pm, Chado Class,  Issoan and
3:00-5:00 pm, Issoan, 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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