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Workshop Season 2018

Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop


The Japanese Tea Ceremony, or Chanoyu, originated in 16th century Japan.  This was a period of intense creative turmoil in Japan as trade opened up to new ideas from China, Korea and India. Chanoyu developed from Chinese styles of serving powered green tea, like Zen developed as a distillation of Chan Buddhism.  Sen Rikyu was the master who perfected Chanoyu as the art form we see today.


The basic idea of chanoyu is to invite guests and enjoy a get-together for tea.  The garden is beautifully trimmed and swept.  The tea room is simple, yet artistically decorated.  Burning incense adds fragrance to the flowers which are beautifully arranged.  Here you can enjoy quietness and share friendship.  Forgetting the harshness of life outside, one can enjoy the refreshing aroma of powdered green tea.


This class will teach you the basic principles of Japanese tea and its practice of being a perfect guest inside the Japanese Tea Room setting at the Hammond Museum's Tea Room. It will also give you the experience of being a part of an art form that is intended to inculcate the Tea virtues of Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility.

This workshop format will also allow tea students of all levels, from beginners to advance, to share the benefits of this tea experience. 


Tea Workshop Dates:
Saturday  1:00pm - 3pm

Instructors: Yasuko Hara / Eiko Tsuzuki


Workshop #1

  August 19th, 2017


Workshop #2

September 23, 2017

Workshop #3

October 7th, 2017


Workshop #4

                  November 11th, 2017               


Class Fee: Museum members $35.00 Non members $45.00




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This program is made possible, in part, by Arts Westchester and additional funding from M&T Bank

For more information, please call (914) 669-5033 or email

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