Learn Chanoyu from an Urasenke Senior Professor
The Japanese tea ceremony, or chanoyu (茶の湯), is a rich cultural and meditative experience. In Japan, the tea ceremony is also a way for hosts to show their guests the utmost hospitality. Hosts who make and serve their guests tea live by the concept of ichigo ichie: treasure each meeting, for it will never recur.
During this workshop, Professor Sobin Koizumi of the Urasenke tea school will teach the history of the tea ceremony as well as correct etiquette and how to make matcha in the proper way. As a longtime senior professor of the Urasenke tea school, Professor Koizumi has traveled the world teaching non-Japanese people about the heart and soul of chanoyu.
When: Monday, December 18
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: KAZ Sushi Bistro (1915 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006)
Admission: $40 (tax not included) *pay at the door
l Traditional Japanese light meals, and matcha with Japanese confection (Wagashi) will be served
l All attendees are able to purchase the highest-end matcha powder (100% made in Uji, Kyoto, ceremonial grade, 30g) worth $98. Whisks and cups will also be available for purchase
About the Instructor:
Sobin Koizumi entered the Urasenke tea school in 1975 and became a professor of tea ceremony in 1997. She has been an adviser to the Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine’s tea ceremony club for 30 years. Since 2000, she has been spreading the culture of tea ceremony throughout the world and has been to Taiwan, China, France, and Italy.
Contact information about this event: KAZ Sushi Bistro
Call: (202) 530-5500, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org