Introduction to Chado: the Way of Japanese Tea – Chabana-Tea Flower Arranging
Today’s Topic: Chabana-Tea Flower Arranging This workshop will explain Japan’s 72 micro seasons through tea flowers, their containers and how tea flowers are arranged. The members will make their own arrangement during class and at the end will be able to take it home. Class Materials needed: vases or baskets of varying sizes from home. The instructor will procure the flowers for class(es). Maximum number of students is 20.
This is the third lecture in a three-part series exploring The Way of Japanese Tea. These classes can stand alone as workshops as well. Students do not need to attend all three lectures although each one explores a different aspect of the Japanese Tea culture. Jennifer Huffman‘s cultural lectures will detail the subtleties behind Japan’s elusive tea culture. This course will encompass Japan and its tea’s historical connotations, etiquette, and the practices relegated to the seasonality of sweets, floral arranging, and importance of utensils and other simple yet vital aspects of the Japanese Tea Ceremony and its impact on Japanese culture.
This event is a three-class series that may continue after the series ends, depending on interest and attendance. If there are specific requirements, they will be listed with the class description.
Instructor: Jennifer Huffman
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