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Japanese Tea Ceremony Lessons
Shofuso Japanese House & Garden
Sat, Apr 2, 2011 - Sat Nov 5, 2011
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of Japanese tea ceremony? Register for Tea School on Saturdays at Shofuso and begin the journey.
Like many arts, tea ceremony has many levels of complexity — the basics can be learned in a few months, but to truly master it takes a lifetime. For beginners, we have group lessons that introduce the student to the basic skills and principles of chanoyu. After several months, you’ll be able to do the simplest form of tea ceremony from beginning to end.
In this highly personalized instruction, students will confer with teachers to determine a 9:30 am or 1:30 pm class time over four Saturdays. The fee is $100 per month of study, with a one time materials fee of $50, payable to the teacher on the first day of class. Students will renew monthly.
Our teachers are licensed by the Urasenke school of chanoyu, one of the largest in Japan, which is headquartered in Kyoto. A student will typically study for ten years or more before being granted a license to teach, requiring a truly lifelong commitment to tea!
Register for classes online at www.shofuso.com.
Tea ceremony — called “chanoyu” or “chado” in Japanese —is at once an art form, a spiritual discipline, a way to socialize, and a window on Japanese culture. Practiced for more than 450 years, this unique way of sharing tea has spread around the world.
A tea gathering starts when the guests assemble outside the tearoom and enter one by one. The host enters through a separate entrance and carries in the utensils one by one. Each item is carefully cleaned in front of the guests before the tea is served, allowing both host and guest to attain a pure state of mind before drinking the tea. The goal, for everyone involved, is to share a profound experience of being alive in the present moment.
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives
West Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information
Derek Finn firstname.lastname@example.org