Tag: Chado

Ichiwan kara peacefulness

In the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump, let us re-dedicate ourselves to the mission of peacefulness through a bowl of tea, and the principles of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility.  These are turbulent times and people are very emotional. I don’t post about politics or my own political views, but someone recently posted …

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Presenting the Way of Tea

One of the things I am passionate about in my life is the way of tea. I am known for my enthusiasms, and Chado has kept me captivated for more than 30 years. There are many ways that I share my passion for Chado and one is that I talk about it all the time …

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New 10 week Introduction to Chado class

Introduction to Chado Class Starts on Wednesday, July13 7:00-8:30 pm Students 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 …

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New place to study Chado in Portland, Oregon

Anyone interested in the art of Japanese Tea Ceremony,  Issoan Tea has a new place to study.  In addition to classes at Issoan,  we had our first lesson at the Jasmine Pearl Tea Company in their Darjeeling room.  It is located at 724 NE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232.  Classes will be held there every …

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The sound of boiling water

One of Rikyu’s rules is to lay the charcoal so that it boils the water. I will not be talking about the charcoal, today, but the boiling water. There are no clocks in the tea room, the kama is one of your timing devices. Depending on how you lay the charcoal — farther apart, the …

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