Tag: study

New place to study Chado in Portland, Oregon

Anyone interested in the art of Japanese Tea Ceremony,  Issoan Tea has a new place to study.  In addition to classes at Issoan,  we had our first lesson at the Jasmine Pearl Tea Company in their Darjeeling room.  It is located at 724 NE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232.  Classes will be held there …

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Kokoro, the heart of tea

I recently had a return visit from someone who came to visit Issoan last year.   We served her tea and sweets and treated her as we would any other guest.  This time when she came back, she said that she was struck by how open and welcoming the students were.  In her experience, tea people …

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How long does it take?

“From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had attained some reputation, but nothing before the age of 70 is worth bothering with. At seventy-three, I began to grasp the structures of birds and beasts, insects and fish, and of the way plants …

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My first chakai

I’d like to introduce to you a guest blogger, Stephanie. She is a student and has been studying for more than 2 1/2 years. Earlier this year, she put on her first chakai:

Earlier this year I hosted my first chakai (tea gathering) for a fellow student who was returning to Japan. It was fitting …

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From the archives

I was reading through the blog and checking the stats.  There are a few posts that I think deserve more visibility, so here are a few from the archives:

Six years ago:

The nature of things There are no shortcuts Order from chaos Straight shooting On receiving teaching Observing vs. doing

Five years ago: In …

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