Introduction to Japanese Culture through the Tea Ceremony
Harmony, purity, respect and tranquility. These are the four principles of tea ceremony distilled from Japanese culture. In this ten week class, students will be introduced to Chado, the way of tea. The arts of Japan will be examined through the ritual preparation and drinking of matcha, Japanese ceremonial tea.
An overview of Japanese aesthetics found in gardening, architecture, art and literature and how Tea Ceremony has influenced Japanese culture will be presented. Also covered are tea ceramics, calligraphy, kimono dressing, and and learning etiquette on how to be a guest at a tea ceremony.. We will also learn zazen meditation and discuss how to put tea practice into every day life.
Classes will take place in a Japanese tea room located 4 blocks south of PCC Rock Creek campus. 17761 NW Marylhurst Ct. Starting April 28th 1:00-2:30 pm for 10 weeks. Fee is $250. Space is limited, please register early.
Contact Margie: margie AT issoantea.com, or call 503-645-7058 to register.