A Japanese Tea Ceremony NEW!
The Japanese tea ceremony, or chanoyu, was first developed when the Japanese adopted the Chinese practices of drinking green tea as well as Zen Buddhist beliefs. The traditional Japanese tea ceremony has become more than just drinking tea; it is a spiritual experience that embodies harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. It is a choreographed ritual of preparing and serving green tea, called matcha, together with sweets to balance the bitter taste of the tea. Preparing tea in this ceremony means placing all of one's attention into the choreographed movements. When the tea ceremony is properly practiced, the host and guests are removed from the pressures and tensions of the outside world and participants find peace and tranquility with others. Join us for a lecture and demonstration of a Japanese tea ceremony, be introduced to the history of this rich cultural tradition, and experience the ritual and preparation of serving and drinking green tea. Your host will demonstrate how to purify special utensils and present and whisk the matcha, and how to receive and drink in keeping with traditional Japanese customs. Sweet treats will accompany our tea ceremony. Please bring a tea bowl, cereal bowl, or large mug with rounded bottom.
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THERE IS A $10 FEE FOR THIS EVENT. THERE MAY ALSO BE A ONE TIME REGISTRATION FEE.
This is a joint meetup with The Boston Japanese Anime & Films Social Group. We will meet at 6:00pm. The event starts at 6:30pm.