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Introduction to Chado Class

Introduction to Chado, the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Harmony, purity, respect and tranquility. These are the four principles of tea ceremony distilled from Japanese culture. In this ten week class, students will be introduced to Chado, the way of tea. The arts of Japan will be examined through the ritual preparation and drinking of matcha, Japanese …

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New Intoduction to Chado Class

A new Introduction to Chado class is forming, starting on January 14, 2015, from 7:00-8:30 and runs for 10 weeks. The class will be held in my tatami mat room at Issoan Tea School, 17761 NW Marylhurst Ct. Portland, OR 97229.  That is 4 blocks South of Rock Creek PCC.

Students will learn the etiquette …

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Upcoming events at Issoan Tea School

June 8 – Sunday, 10:00 am, Kimono Exchange and Dogu sale Issoan Tea School

June 14-15 Saturday and Sunday, Seattle trip for Bellevue Art Museum chakai and Origami exhibition, and Sunday koshukai (intensive study) with Bonnie-sensei.  If you are interested in this please let me know by June 7, so we can arrange carpooling and …

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New! Beginning Chado: Tray Style Class

The Beginning Chado: Tray Style class begins on Wednesday May 7. . In this class, students are introduced to the principles of making tea, including how to fold fukusa, purification of tea utensils and closing procedures.

Students will also learn good mizuya habits, as well as preparation of the tea room, and cleaning up. There …

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Elevate your temae

I have a few students who can no longer sit seiza on tatami.  Some of them are sad because there are only a few table style temae you can do.  And there is no difference in the seasons for table style.  So I had a plan for them.

In Portland, we have been rather snowed …

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