Tue, Jul 27 | Zoom Event

7:00 PM Online | Elements of Tea

Chanoyu (the Tea Ceremony) Register for this event with the RSVP button and we will send you a Zoom link one hour before the event.
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7:00 PM Online | Elements of Tea

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Jul 27, 7:00 PM EDT
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The Hammond Tea Club, the Ryusuikai, will present digital programs on the fourth Tuesday of the month examining the individual elements of the Chanoyu to understand how they contribute to the ceremony, then in the spring of 2022, we will gather in the Hammond garden to bring the elements together in the celebration of an actual chanoyu.

Episode 3:

Zen Scrolls and Chanoyu

Upon first entering a Japanese Ceremony Tearoom, the Hanging Scroll (kakejiku) placed upon the main display stage (tokonoma) is one of the first items a guest would see to anticipate the spirit of the tea experience. The scroll is the very core of a Tea Host's preparation for the guests to see and to share as “an experience that will never be repeated.”

Japanese tea Ceremony and Zen Buddhism each have long threads of traditions that  have grown together as inseparable since their development over 500 years ago. Zensho Martin Hara, a Zen Student, and Yasuko Soko Hara, Professor of Omotesenke Style of Tea, will discuss the role of Zen scrolls in Chanoyu and how they reflect these traditions, to “hint” at  the deeper levels of a tea ceremony experience.

Read more about Chanoyu here

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