Issoan News and Events

Online video classes are available. Contact Margie for more information.

Zoom discussions: Tuesday night series: scrolls Saturday afternoon series: Sensei’s choice

We are reading the Tale of Genji.  Contact Margie to join the discussion.

Online linked verse is continuing in the forums. Check under the first drop down menu on the homepage.  You will need to create an account  to participate.

Look for more online Chado activities as I can get them up.

View in Calendar page

Regular classes at Issoan Tea Room:

Until further notice, all tea classes will be 1-1 teacher/student via zoom or other video platforms.  Please contact Margie for more information.

 Tuesday class,  7:00-9:00 pm Chado discussion class, Zoom

Saturday class 1:00-3:00 pm, Chado discussion class, Zoom.

Contact me if you are interested in classes.

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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