Japanese Tea Class

The Japanese Tea Ceremony, or Chanoyu, originated in 16th century Japan.   It developed from Chinese styles of serving powered green tea (“matcha”), just like Zen had developed as a distillation of Chan Buddhism.  Sen Rikyu was the master who perfected Chanoyu as the art form we see today.

The basic idea of Chanoyu is to invite guests and enjoy a get-together for tea.  The garden is beautifully trimmed and swept.  The tea room is simple, yet artistically decorated.  Burning incense adds fragrance to the flowers which are beautifully arranged.  Here you can enjoy quietness and share friendship.  Forgetting the harshness of life outside, one can truly enjoy the refreshing aroma of “matcha.”

This class will teach you the basic principles of Japanese tea and its practice of being the perfect guest. The setting will be inside the Japanese Tea Room at the Hammond Museum’s Mansion. You will experience being a part of an art form that was designed to explore the Tea virtues of Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
28 Deveau Rd.
North Salem, NY
Handicap Accessible? No

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

Presenter: Hammond Museum
Presenter Phone: 914-669-5033
Presenter Website: www.hammondmuseum.org