Issoan News and Events

Chanoyu demonstration at Honey Latte Cafe

Issoan will be presenting Chanoyu at the Honey Latte Cafe on  Tuesday, December 13, at 9 am.
For more information and registration  go to

November 20,  Sunday:  Chawan Sale, Portland.  Contact Margie for details

December 4,  Sunday, 10:00 am: Kagetsu at Mieko sensei’s house

December 20, Tuesday – January 7, Sunday: Issoan Tea Closed

January 1, 2023, Sunday:  Poetry gathering, Issoan Tea

January 7,  2023, Saturday: Hatsugama, Issoan Tea

January 28, 2023, Saturday: Tankokai Hatsuchakai

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: 
Monday Chado class 7:30 pm
Friday Chado class 4:00 pm
Saturday Chado class 3:00 pm
Sunday Introduction to Chado 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm


Teacher Training class forming for January 2022.  Please contact Margie for more information.

View in Calendar page

  • December 9, 2022
    • Friday Hybrid Chado class
      4:00 pm
      Friday Hybrid Chado classTime: 4:00 pm
  • December 10, 2022
    • Saturday in-person Chado class
      3:00 pm
      Saturday in-person Chado classTime: 3:00 pm
  • December 11, 2022
    • Introduction to Chado
      2:00 pm
      Introduction to ChadoTime: 2:00 pm
    • Introduction class
      4:00 pm
      Introduction classTime: 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2022
    • Monday Hybrid Chado class
      7:30 pm
      Monday Hybrid Chado classTime: 7:30 pm
  • December 13, 2022
  • December 16, 2022
    • Friday Hybrid Chado class
      4:00 pm
      Friday Hybrid Chado classTime: 4:00 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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