12pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm Sessions available. This fall, don’t pass up the opportunity to taste a Chado that is absolutely authentic. Each visitor to this small gathering will get a bowl of Matcha tea from Tea Master Ayako Souryo Takamoto and her team.
The Japanese Tea Ceremony, or Chado in English, is a spiritual and aesthetic discipline for self-raffination. Through the application of more than four centuries’ worth of knowledge, Chado practitioners learn to understand and value the four principles of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. The philosophy, arts, and history of chado have had an ongoing influence on Japanese culture. Matcha was initially used in Buddhist ceremonies in the eleventh century before being introduced to the aristocracy and Samurai lords.
Limited to 20 guests per session. $40 for members; $50 for non-members. For tickets visit: https://longhouse.org/products/japanese-tea-ceremony-with-tea-master-ayako-souryo-takamoto