Chanoyu, or the Way of Tea, is a spiritual and aesthetic discipline for the refinement of oneself through the study and preparation of matcha tea. One of the pillars of Japanese traditions, Chanoyu was created by Sen no Rikyu 400 years ago. Through the mastering of these four principles: Wa-Harmony, Kei-Respect, Sei-Purity and Jaku-Tranquility, the practitioner gains an understanding and appreciation of everyday activities.
Join us in experiencing Chanoyu through our monthly demonstrations:
Location: JFG Exhibit Hall
Date & Time: Saturdays | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30PM
Free with Admission
$5 to sample tea and sweets
*Please note this schedule is subject to change. Please check our Programs Calendar for the most updated dates and times.
**For the summer months, July and August, there will be no demonstrations.
Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) Classes
Or if you are curious to explore the world of Chanoyu further, we have a class offering in the Fall.
The Urasenke San Diego Association will hold its Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) class beginning September 28, 2019 and will continue for the next five Saturdays ending on October 26, 2019. Learn about the history of Chanoyu, tea drinking etiquette, and how to properly use fukusa linen and sensu fans during a tea ceremony. The teachers are experienced, friendly, and enthusiastic about passing these traditions to the San Diego community. All materials are included in the price. Students should be available for at least four out of five classes. Please join us for this special cultural experience!
Location: JFG Activity Center
Date & Time: Saturdays | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
September 28 - October 26
Fee: $60 JFG Members, $70 Non-members
Inquiries for Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) classes can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org