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  • September 22, 2018
    • 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
    • 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
  • September 23, 2018
    • World Tea Tour Japanese Tea Tasting
      11:30 am - 1:30 am
      World Tea Tour Japanese Tea TastingTime: 11:30 am - 1:30 am
      Discover the diversity of Japanese teas. Japanese teas are mostly green teas but encompass many flavors from sweet to savory. In this class we will look at different types of Japanese teas, and tea brewing vessels. The Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop
      724 NE 22nd Ave
      Portland, OR 97232
    • Master Calligraphy Demonstration
      12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
      Master Calligraphy DemonstrationTime: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
      Japanese calligrapher Yoshiyasu Fujii will give a demonstration of his dynamic yet precise and flawless style. Watch as he creates calligraphy artworks of various sizes for the audience, then view his work and the work of his students in The Playful Brush exhibit. Oregon Historical Society
      1200 SW Park Ave
      Portland, OR 97205
    • Moonviewing
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      MoonviewingTime: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Portland Japanese Garden Map
  • September 25, 2018
    • 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
  • September 27, 2018
    • Introduction to Chado Class
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      Introduction to Chado ClassTime: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      Introduction to Chado class
      10 weeks
      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.
      The Jasmine Pearl
      Darjeeling room
      724 NE 22nd Ave.
      Portland, OR 97232
  • September 29, 2018
    • NW Tea FestivalNW Tea FestivalJoin us for a fun and educational two-day event showcasing the multifaceted world of tea. The goal of the festival is to provide experiences covering all aspects of tea, from the cultural to the historical and the sensory to the scientific. The festival is appropriate for people of all ages and all levels of tea experience, from mildly curious folks to passionate, life-long aficionados. Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center,
      301 Mercer St, Seattle WA 98109.

Regular classes at Issoan Tea Room:

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

Thursdays, Starting Sept. 13, 7:00-8:30,  Introduction to Chado,
10 weeks, The Jasmine Pearl

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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