Issoan News and Events

Issoan Tea School Calendar

March 18, Sunday 11:30am — The art of Wagashi, The Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop (SOLD OUT)
March 31, Saturday 10 amShifuku making worskshop, part 1
April 7, SaturdayChado Presentation, Newberg Camellia Festival
April 14, Saturday 10 amShifuku making workshop, part 2
April 19, Thursday 1 pmSakura Festival demo, Clark College
April 28-29, Saturday-Sunday Ocha Zanmai Conference: Chanoyu and Food, San Franscico
May 5, Saturday, 10 am, — Shifuku making class final
June 1- July 6 — Issoan School closed, summer break
July 14, Saturday — Seichuki (tentative)

Regular classes at Issoan Tea Room:

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

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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