Sado – Japanese Tea Ceremony – online intermediate course with Yuko Boff
Sat 15 Jan 2022 10:30 - 12:00
Book Before 17:00 Fri 14 Jan 2022
Fee: £60 | Platform: Zoom
” Sado – 茶道 ” course : “Obon-date” Usucha – serving on a tray (90min x 3 lessons ) with Yuko Boff
Long used to welcome honoured guests and mark significant occasions, the ancient Japanese Tea Ceremony involves much more than preparing and serving tea. Sometimes known as the Way of Tea, it brings together many elements of Japanese culture, art and nature.
Yuko Kobayashi Boff is a member and lecturer of the “Omotesenke” Tea School and currently practices both in Japan and London.
In this course, she will introduce you to “Obon-date” (Usucha – thin green powder tea- serving on a tray). She will teach you the procedure of “Obon-date” step by step and will show you some techniques.
Join Yuko and find out how the Tea Ceremony offers a tranquil and beautiful space to clear the mind and soothe the soul.
Dates for Intermediate course ( 90min x 3 lessons):
Day 1: 15th January 2022, Saturday
Day 2: 29th January 2022, Saturday
Day 3 : 12th Feburuary 2022, Saturday
Time: 10:30 – 12:00 GMT ( 1.5 hours lesson each day)
Instructor’s profile: Yuko Boff
Max Number: 5 students
Online tool: ZOOM (link will be sent to you before the first lesson**)
Ticket Price: £60 – Single person ticket for all 3 lesson of Intermediate course
Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 14th January 2022, Friday.
Precautions: Over 18 years old, suitable if you have completed Yuko’s beginner’s course or learned “Sado” previously.
Please read the Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them before you submit your form.
Note: this online session will not be recorded to protect the privacy of workshop participants.
**If you don’t receive any information one day before the class, please send an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.
- Demonstrate of「お盆点て」“Obon-date” ( serving 薄茶 -thin green powder tea- on a tray)
- Introduce how to use 「服紗」“Fukusa” (a silk cloth)
- Learn how to do ” Obon-date” step by step
- Practise together and complete “Obon-date”
Yuko will have Q&A time in each session.
Equipment needed for the class
Please prepare this equipment by yourself before the 1st lesson starts.
- “茶碗: Cha-wan” (tea bowl)
- “茶筅: Cha-sen” (tea whisk)
- ”茶杓: Cha-shaku” (tea scoop or any spoon)
- ”茶巾: Cha-kin” (linen cloth)
- “抹茶: Maccha” (ceremonial grade green tea powder)
- “服紗: Fukusa” (a double layered silk cloth of 28cm x 27cm ) * see below for more details
- お盆:“Obon” ( a serving tray- preferably a round one)
- Any kind of sweets of your choice: chocolates, biscuits, dates etc. (from the 2nd lesson)
- A thermos filled with hot water (from the 2nd lesson)
- A bowl/ cereal bowl to dispose water during the class (from the 2nd lesson)
* Further information on “Fukusa” . You could purchase one or make one on your own using either silk or cotton cloth – please use a thick cloth or make it double layered to be sewn together if a cloth is thin. It should be roughly 28cm x 27cm. Although ladies use “Fukusa” in vermillion and gentlemen in purple in the Omotesenke style, it can be any colour. If you prefer to purchase ones in the Omotesenke style, please click these suggested major online retailer’s links for ladies’ “Fukusa” and gentlemen’s “Fukusa”.
Member and lecturer of the “Omotesenke” Tea School
Used since ages past to welcome honoured guests and mark significant occasions, the ancient Japanese Tea Ceremony involves much more than simply preparing and serving tea. Sometimes known as the Way of Tea, it brings together many elements of Japanese culture and art: pottery; calligraphy; flower arrangement and kimonos; all suffused with the aesthetic and philosophy of Zen Buddhism. In a busy and sometimes ugly world, the Tea Ceremony offers a tranquil and beautiful space to clear the mind and soothe the soul.
Learning the Tea Ceremony could fill several lifetimes. In her workshop, Yuko Boff will introduce you to one particular style: Ryurei-shiki. Originally introduced to welcome foreigners, it uses a table and chair. She will present and demonstrate some of the procedures and utensils to use, teach you how to attend a Tea Ceremony as either guest or host, and discuss the concepts which underlie the Way of Tea.
Yuko Kobayashi Boff is a member and lecturer of the “Omotesenke” Tea School and currently practices both in Japan and London.More details