2017 Chanoyu MURASAKI
Japanese Tea Ceremony Class
Chanoyu is the one of the best ways to learn traditional Japanese culture.
In chanoyu, the host entertains guests with delicious tea. The guests themselves play their own part, in delighting the host with their appreciation and conversation. The tea ceremony itself is more than just drinking tea however. It involves all five senses – the taste of the tea, the sound of the water heating, the smell of the incense, the pleasure of viewing the host's movements and tea utensils, and feeling the warmth of the tea bowl in your hands.
Class for beginners
SCHEDULE for Wednesday Class (5:30 pm to 8pm)
The First semester (4 classes) January- March Wednesday 1/18, 2/1, 2/22, 3/1 $160 ($35x4 +Mizuya $20)
The Second semester (4 classes) April - May Wednesday 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17 $160 ($35x4 +Mizuya $20)
The Third semester ( classes) May-June Wednesday TBA
Summer break July-August
The Fourth semester (4classes) September- October Wednesday TBA
The Fifth semester (5classes) November- December Wednesday TBA
SCHEDULE for Thursday Class (9:45 am to 12pm)
The First semester (4 classes) January - March Thursday 1/19, 2/2, 2/23, 3/2 $160 ($35x4 +Mizuya $20)
The Second semester (4 classes) March - April Thursday 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18 $160 ($35x4 +Mizuya $20)
The Third semester (4 classes) May-June Thursday TBA
The Fourth semester (4classes) September- October Thursday TBA
The Fifth semester (4classes) November- December Thursday TBA
* Please contact for a class for experienced students
An attitude in the tea room.
- How to walk in a tatami room, how to stand, position in the tearoom and how to view.
- How to drink tea and eat sweets.
- Basic movements of Temae.
- Practice of Usucha Temae (Hakobi-Tana).
- Practice of Tea ceremony
We repeat practicing basics in the first semester.
Registration fee (one time only) $35
Class fee $200 for 5 classes ($160 for 4 classes)
Material fee $5 (Tea and sweets)
- Required items (All items must be made for Omotesenke school. Available to purchase in the class
Fukusa (silk cloth) $40
Kaishi (Napkins) $5
Kashi youji (Sweet pick) $10
Sensu (Fan) $20
Total $ 75
Western style clothes are acceptable. No shortsleeve shirts, short mini skirts or jeans though please.
Please bring a clean pair of white socks and a belt. Please take off jewelry and watches.
Q--What is "okeiko" ?
A--Chanoyu practice (okeiko) or 'ocha no okeiko', begins with learning how to receive a bowl of thin tea.
Finally we practice how to prepare a bowl of tea as a host. This takes rather a long time, but tea practice quickly moves on to new and higher levels.
Q--The label of the class
A--It depends of the student, please contact the instructor.
Q---Acquirement of diploma
A---It depends of the student's desire to learn. However, if you continue class about one year, you may be able to Temae in a pubic tea ceremony prepared by a instructor. Also, you are able to apply to obtain the first diploma. The courses are put together so that after a certain period of practice one can receive a diploma and move up to the next level.
Q---How long should I take classes?
A---"Practice makes perfect" To continue to practice for the first year is very important. Then you can enjoy a higher level, which is more fun.
Q---Do I have to do "Seiza"?
A---Basically, the tea ceremony involves sitting on the tatami mat wearing Kimono. If you become used to it, it will be more comfortable. However, we also have a tables and stools (ryurei) style of tea ceremony. If you are interested in the Ryurei, please contact to the instructor.