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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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Activities update at Issoan Tea

For my blog readers, I apologize for not posting.  It seems like I do this periodically  – get out of the habit of blogging and then let it go for a while.  I will do better in the future.

Let’s see, we have been busy this summer.  To begin with we have had a workshop …

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Issoan Tea School News and Events

Saturday, July 20, 1 and 2 pm Chanoyu demonstration at Kashintei, the teahouse at the Portland Japanese Garden

Sunday July 21st Seichuki at Kashintei, the Portland Japanese Garden teahouse

Friday, August 2; 5-8 pm Chehalem Cultural Center August ArtWalk celebrates the world of woodfire ceramics with our exhibition of master ceramicists from around the region: …

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New Class: Beginning Chado

As an instructor of Chado, I am continually thinking of ways to pass on what I have learned and instill in my students the enthusiasm and joy that I feel in the way of tea.   Being connected to the rich history of chado and honoring all of the efforts my own teachers have invested in …

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Workshops and events for this spring

A lot of things are going on this spring at Issoan Tea School

Kagetsu study, Sunday February 24th, 1:30-4:00

Kimono dressing workshop: Saturday March 9-3-4 pm.  Bring your kimono and accessories.  Individual help in dressing yourself will be provided.

Soujuan Kimono of Kyoto will be in Portland Wednesday March 13,  7-9 pm.  A short talk …

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