Introduction to Chado

Where: Issoan Tea room. Classes will take place in an authentic Japanese tea room located 4 blocks south of PCC Rock Creek campus:  17761 NW Marylhurst Ct. Portland, OR 97229
When: Sundays at 2:00-3:30  pm, beginning April 7. Three week break, May 19-June 2.
Tuition:  $300.  $50 deposit will hold your place. Balance due at first class.
I take cash, check, credit/debit card or pay online (via button on right).

Places are very limited, register early

The essence of Japanese culture is contained in Chado, the way of tea. Harmony, purity, respect and tranquility 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 ceremonial tea.

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.  You will also participate in at least six tea ceremonies, an incense ceremony, and be dressed in kimono.  Japanese architecture, gardening, flower arranging and calligraphy will also be covered. They will also be introduced to zazen meditation and discuss how to put tea practice into every day life.

All materials will be provided in the cost of the class. I will have a guest kit for each of you to borrow. You may keep this for the 10 weeks and turn it in at the final tea gathering. Please bring it to each class.  I will also have some paperwork and handouts the first class.  Feel free to bring a notebook and writing utensil to take notes.  Also please bring a pair of white socks to enter the tea room.  They do not have to be split toes, just regular socks.

If you have questions, contact me here.


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