”Sado-茶道” ( Japanese Tea Ceremony ) online workshop: Beginners Course (90 min x 3 lessons) with Yuko Boff

Workshop

Sat 02 Oct 2021 10:30 - 12:00

Book Before 17:00 Fri 01 Oct 2021

Fee: £65 | Platform: Zoom

”Sado-茶道” ( Japanese Tea Ceremony ) online workshop: Beginners course (90 min 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 workshop she 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 we use, teach you how to attend a Tea Ceremony as either guest or host, and discuss the concepts which underlie the Way of Tea.

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 Beginners course ( 90min x 3 lessons):

Day 1:  2nd Oct 2021, Saturday 
Day 2:  16th Oct 2021, Saturday 
Day 3 : 30th Oct 2021, Saturday 

Time: 10:30 – 12:00 BST ( 1.5 hours lesson each day)
Instructor’s profile: Yuko Boff
Online tool:  ZOOM
(link will be sent to you after your purchase**)
Ticket Price: £65 –
Single person ticket for all 3 lessons of the Beginners course – including a “Cha-kin” linen cloth and 1st class Royal Mail shipping fee within the U.K.

Please send an email to contact@hyperjapan.co.uk prior to your purchase of your ticket if you have any questions regarding this course or would like to join from outside of the U.K.

Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 1st Oct 2021, Friday.

Precautions: Over 18 years old, suitable for beginners.

Please read the Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them before you submit your form.
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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: contact@hyperjapan.co.uk

Workshop plan

Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.
In each session, Yuko will demonstrate the tea ceremony and you will learn how to use equipment. By the end of the 3rd session, you will know how to make tea on your own.

Day 1

  1. Introduction and presentation of the Tea Ceremony
  2. Outline of history

Day 2

  1. Attending the Tea Ceremony as a guest
  2. Kimono and the Tea Ceremony
  3. Importance of nature and the seasons in the Tea Ceremony 

Day 3

  1. How to make Tea the Japanese way
  2. Introducing the Tea Box and Tea Basket

Yuko will have Q&A time in each session.

“Chakin” linen cloth included in the ticket

“Cha-kin” white linen cloth on a tray along with a “Cha-wan” bowl.


* Above: image of the “Cha-kin” cloth you will receive. (Note: This will be sent directly from the instructor prior to the 2nd lesson.)

Other equipment needed for the class

Please prepare theses equipment by yourself. It is recommended to have your “Cha-wan” for the first lesson but the rest of equipment before the 2nd or 3rd lesson starts. ( We will notify when needed during the class)

  1. “茶碗: Cha-wan” (tea bowl or a deep bowl) & a sticker to mark front if your bowl has no patterns.
  2. “茶筅: Cha-sen” (tea whisk)
  3. ”茶杓: Cha-shaku” (tea scoop or any spoon)
  4. “抹茶: Maccha” ( ceremonial grade green tea powder)
  5.  Any kind of sweets of your choice: chocolates, biscuits, dates etc.
  6. A tray (any shape)
  7. A thermos filled with boiled water.
  8. A bowl to discard water

Instructor

Yuko Boff

LECTURE

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.

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