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Upcoming Events December-March 2024

December 9, Saturday —  memorial for Genko
December 16, Saturday —
Kashinteikai chakai
December 22, Friday —
Last day of okeiko for the year

January 1,  2024, Monday — New Year’s poetry gathering
January 13, 2024, Saturday — Issoan Hatsugama
Sunday, Januray 14 — Okeiko resumes
Saturday, January 27 — Tankokai Hatsuchakai
Sunday, February 11 — Minako sensei memorial
Sunday, March 3 — Momo no sekku, Hina Matsuri chakai, Doll’s Day
Saturday, March TBD– Tankokai Rikyuki
Saturday, March 30— Rikyuki at Issoan

I will update with more details as we get closer to each event.

For those in teacher training, we will hold class through the holiday as usual.

Issoan Tea Room now open for classes.

Class schedule, instructor permission needed: 
Monday Chado class 7:30 pm
Friday Advanced Chado class, permission  required 4:00 pm
Saturday Chado class 2:00 pm
Introduction to Chado Class forming for January 2024
Teacher Training class forming for January 2024
Please contact Margie for more information.

Contact me if you are interested in regular chado classes.

Contact Margie at Issoan Tea Room

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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