The Way of Tea: Introduction to Japanese Tea Ceremonies
Saturdays, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Instructor: Joy Sato
Please register in advance to reserve your seat and please let us know if you need to cancel your reservation so we can offer your seat to another guest.
Joy's Tea Ceremony Name, given to her by her Tea Teacher in 1985 is Sojyu, meaning "fortunate one".
This weekly class welcomes return students and new students anytime. Each week is a stand-alone lesson and practice in the art of tea ceremonies. During these sessions, participants will have opportunities to take turns as hosts/hostesses as well as tea guests. Topics you will learn in this class series include how to make a bowl of tea, the principals of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Tea as a Tradition and Artistic Expression, Appreciation of art objects and training in being present and mindful, and expressions in calligraphy at the end of each session.
Principals of the Japanese Tea Ceremony include: Wa (harmony), Kei (respect), Sei (purity), Jaku (tranquility), and Ichigo Ichigo (one opportunity, one encounter).
Expressions in Calligraphy include the characters: Enso (completion, infinity, eternity), Kokoro (heart, spirit, love), and Wa (harmony)