Issoan News and Events

January 28, 2023, Saturday: Tankokai Hatsuchakai

February 24, 2023, Friday, Chanoyu presentation Central Catholic High School

March 26, 2023, Sunday: Rikyuki, Issoan Tea

April 15, 2023, Saturday: Camellia Festival Chanoyu demo, Newberg, OR

May 7, 2023, Sunday: Shoburo, Issoan Tea

Issoan Tea Room now open for classes.

Class schedule, instructor permission needed: 
Monday Chado class 7:30 pm
Friday Chado class 4:00 pm
Saturday Chado class 3:00 pm


Teacher Training class forming for January 2023.  Please contact Margie for more information.

View in Calendar page

  • January 30, 2023
    • Monday Hybrid Chado class
      7:30 pm
      Monday Hybrid Chado classTime: 7:30 pm
  • February 3, 2023
    • Advanced Chado class Instructor permission req’d
      4:00 pm
      Advanced Chado class Instructor permission req’dTime: 4:00 pm
  • February 4, 2023
    • Saturday in-person Chado class
      3:00 pm
      Saturday in-person Chado classTime: 3:00 pm

Contact Margie at Issoan Tea Room

Contact me if you are interested in regular chado classes.

Elevated tatami classes for those who cannot sit seiza

IMG_0208With the building of the elevated tatami table, Issoan Tea school now offers classes in this style to those who cannot sit seiza.  The portable tatami table is designed to be used in both the winter sunken hearth configuration, as well as in the summer furo season.  The table is transportable and can be set up anywhere there is space.

Because of this flexibiltiy, students can study most of the temae of the Urasenke curriculum, and guests can enjoy the experience on stools without the pain of sitting on their knees.

If you have been interested in taking chado lessons, but have hesitated because you cannot sit on your knees in the tea room, please contact Margie Yap, instructor (503)645-7058 to arrange a trial lesson on the new tatami table.


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