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 this 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.
My name is Yuko Kobayashi Boff. I am a member and lecturer of the “Omotesenke” Tea School. I have been studying Tea since I was a teenager in Tokyo, and currently practice both in Japan and London.
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 Series 1 ( 90min x 3 lessons):
Day 1: 16th January 2021, Saturday
Day 2: 30th January 2021, Saturday
Day 3 : 13th February 2021, Saturday
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 ( 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: £60 – Single person ticket for all 3 lesson of Series 1
Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 15th January 2021, Friday.
Precautions: Over 18 years old, suitable for beginners.