August 18, Saturday, 1:00 pm, Chado demo, Portland Japanese Garden
September 2, Sunday. 12:30, Chado demo, The Jasmine Pearl
September 6-10, Urbana Champagne Illinois 20th Anniversary, no class 9/8
September 13, Thursdays, 7:00-8:30, Introduction to Chado
September 23, Sunday, 11:30-1:30, World Tea Tour, Japanese Green Tea tasting, The Jasmine Pearl
September 23, Sunday, 12:00-4:00, Master Calligraphy demonstration, Oregon Historical Society
September 23, Sunday, 7:00, Moonviewing, Portland Japanese Garden
September 29-30, Saturday-Sunday, NW Tea Festival, Seattle
October 7, Sunday, 12:30, Chado Demo, The Jasmine Pearl
October 21, Sunday, Hakone Daichakai, Hakone Gardens, Saratoga, CA, contact John Larissou at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application
October 27-28, Saturday-Sunday, Meito Shodo Kai Calligraphy Exhibition, Seattle, WA
November 9-11, Friday-Sunday, Christy-sensei koshukai, TBD (save the date)
November 25, Sunday, Robiraki (save the date)
Regular classes at Issoan Tea Room:
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
With 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.