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Snort that tea! Why all the ceremony? 1pm and 2pm you can learn how they do it in Japan. . 508-428-0669. Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA . Johnny Monsarrat recently judged a panel at Mass Innovation Nights
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A Taste of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

POSTED BY DAVID ON MARCH - 30 - 2012

In the gallery

Sunday, May 6 Ceremonies at 1pm and 2pm

$10 admission. The first 25 people to register for each ceremony will receive a free hand-made sake cup

A Taste of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Yoko Kawashima Watkins will be demonstrating how a traditional tea ceremony is performed. The Japanese Tea Ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a ritual involving ceremonial preparation and presentation of a powdered green tea, matcha. There are specific utensils that are used, as well as movements and handling of the utensils.

The Japanese tea ceremony, or Cha-no-yu, meaning “hot water for tea”, is a special event in Japanese Culture. It is an interlude in which one leads oneself for the moment to the spirit of beauty, and quietude. It’s a way to detach from the daily routine and to attain inner peace, to help people turn away from the hustle and bustle of the world around us and to reach serenity, to feel that everything in the universe in its unity with the whole

Harmony and Balance: about the gallery exhibit:

There are 4 principles: harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. Every aspect of the ritual is aesthetics. Everything from the utensils used, the environment of the tea room, the actual making of the tea, create an atmosphere that teaches us to see the beauty in the ordinary, simple and small things. A wide range of art forms are utilized including: ceramics, brush painting, flower arranging, etc.

In this exhibit, we have asked several artists to create images and forms that show how they have been influenced by the Japanese aesthetic. There will be traditional as well as non-traditional arts that will be represented.

Come experience the essence of the Japanese Culture through this ancient tradition introduced from China to Japan 700 years ago, when Zen Monks started to develop this art form.


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