A woman is pouring tea in her cup in a team-building tea ceremony
A woman is pouring tea in her cup in a team-building tea ceremony

Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony)

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Chicago
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Number of people allowed
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Experience time
120
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What you'll do

The class focuses on the basics of making and receiving a bowl of usucha, thin tea. The foundation temae of Ryaku bon will be used. This temae uses a tray to hold all of the utensils for tea and a simple tea kettle for the hot water. The class can be repeated 2-3 times.

The students will be shown:

How to bow while sitting.
How to properly drink from a tea bowl
How to properly take tea sweets
A few phrases in Japanese
How to make a bowl of usucha

The course will be lead by Omar Francis Sensei (instructor in the Urasenke Tradition of Chanoyu and Vice President of Chado Urasenke Tankokai Chicago Association). Francis Sensei has hosted and helped with dozens of tea demonstrations and events including: Japan House (U of I), Japanese Information Center, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Mid America Japanese Club, Anaba Tearoom (Milwaukee), Osaka Garden, Loyola University, and Norte Dame University.

Occasions this event works well for

We recommend this activity for team building, client events, and corporate outings.

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