Chanoyu demonstration at Honey Latte Cafe
Issoan will be presenting Chanoyu at the Honey Latte Cafe on Tuesday, December 13, at 9 am.
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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.
Teacher Training class forming for January 2022. Please contact Margie for more information.
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Contact me if you are interested in regular chado classes.
Elevated tatami classes for those who cannot sit seiza
With 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.