Tag: Chado

New classes forming at Issoan

Two new classes forming for February 19

Introduction to Chado, 4:00 pm. 10 week Introduction to Chado the way of tea.  For those who want to know more about Japanese Culture,  this 10 week introduction  will examine the arts of Japan through the ritual preparation and drinking of matcha, Japanese ceremonial tea.  More information …

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Hatsugama 2023

This year Issoan celebrated Hatsugama in a hybrid as still some people cannot come to the tea room, and some people attended from out of town.

The first seki I laid sumi and served tenshin meal.

 

Then a break and our zoom guests joined us for sweets and tea.  Thank you all …

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Between lessons

I have recently begun okeiko again with Bonnie Mitchell-sensei via Zoom.  I am so grateful for the time and energy that she invests in every lesson.   It has been more than 18 years since I attended weekly okeiko.  After so many years on the teaching side, being a student again is humbling.  Yet every …

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The art of tea

I have been working with a journalist from the local arts web magazine on my journey with tea.  It is always difficult to gauge how deep to go with someone who has no notion of what Chado is about.  We started in January and he told me that he would like to interview me for …

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Everyday is a good day

I just celebrated my birthday yesterday.  Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes. When I was younger, I did not think I would live past 40 years old.  Everyday since then has been a bonus and as a result, I not only celebrate my birthday, but the day after my birthday.  In fact, a …

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