Sunday April 1
Japanese Tea Ceremony The Lavender Tea House Sherwood, OR
Cherry Blossom Festival for the month of April. On April 1 the Lavender Tea House will be hosting a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony by Issoan Tea.
Come celebrate the blooming cherry blossom’s like they are in Japan by joining us for a traditional …
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Furyu is composed of two characters meaning, “wind” and “flowing.” Like the moving wind, it can be sensed but not seen. It is both tangible and intangible in its suggested elegance. And like the wind, furyu points to a wordless ephemeral beauty that can only be experienced in the moment, for in the next instant …
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Upon entering the tearoom, it is important above all else that both host and guests compose their frame of mind so as to be completely free of extraneous thought; this attitude should be harbored within and not displayed outwardly. ~ Murata Shuko (d. 1502)
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One of the pleasures of attending a tea gathering are the stories told at the gathering. Putting together how the meaning of the scroll and the choices of the utensils along with the poetic names of the sweets and chashaku make for an interesting time.
Some of my students are beginnning to study the kazari …
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One of the things that is a little frustrating to me is that I do not speak Japanese, nor do I read. I have a number of books in my collection about Chanoyu that are written in Japanese and I hunger to read and get the information from them. All that knowledge and I can’t …
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