This 90-minute workshop is designed to introduce the basic aspects of chado (the way of tea) as well as to provide an experience of it in an authentic tea room. Also, we provide a short movie to introduce chado so that participants can compete In the hands-on experience, not only do participants learn how to prepare a bowl of matcha tea but also the experience of the roles of host and guest as well.
Room: An authentic tea room with tatami mats (We provide you a cushion to sit on a little table for a hands on lesson upon request).
OUTLINE OF THE PROGRAM:
10-minute introduction video while sipping a cup of cherry-blossom tea.
20-minute tea ceremony in which you will:
observe the tea ceremony conducted by the tea instructor,
enjoy a Japanese confection and matcha tea (koicha) served by the instructor, and
learn to appreciate the utensils and tea bowls used in the ceremony.
45-minute hands-on lesson on how to make a bowl of matcha tea and serve the tea to a guest as a host and to associate with the host as a guest.
DRESS CODE: Miniskirts and tight pants are not recommended. No bare feet are allowed in the tea room. Please bring your socks.