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JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY
Spring Annual Tea Gathering
When: Sunday Sunday 15 October 2017, from 11:00am to 15:30pm
Where: Maiden Theatre,
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Mrs. Macquarie Road, Sydney
Ticket: $25 for two servings of tea and traditonal Japanese sweets.
Sessions are 45 minutes long, and start at 11:00 am, 11:45 am, 12:30 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:00 pm and 2:45 pm
On Sunday 15th October you can enjoy traditional Japanese Sweets and tea while learning about the history of the tea ceremony. There will be two styles of demonstrations available, tatami mat style and table and chair style, giving you the chance to be immersed in the Japanese culture and eat some yummy treats at the same time.
On Sunday, 28 May we had a members’ chakai «Banshu no Chakai» at Ryoan, the residence of Ryoko Freeman in Leura, organised by Ryoko’s group (20 members).
There is a teahouse in the backyard of the house. Before entering gate, there is a machiai (waiting place). Anthony Brien taught how to put enza (seating cushion) to young members. In the gravel lake area we put Suehiro-dana to perform usucha temae. Anthony and Megumi Moxey led Usucha-seki with four members.
More photos you can see in Gallery – Members’ Chakai “Banshu no Chakai”
On Sunday, 5 February 2017, we had Hatsugama at Leura.
Hatsugama（初釜) – first tea ceremony of the year.
More photos you can see in Gallery – Hatsugama 2017
Stand: Shindaisu (真台子)
Brazier: Chosen-buro (朝鮮風炉)
Kettle: Shinnarigama (真形釜)
Kaigu set: Tobi Seiji (飛青瓷)
Water Ladle: Sashitoshi Hishaku ( 柄杓)
Thick tea container: Chaire – Furuseto, Fuki Chomei
Tea scoop: Chashaku (茶杓) – Honsui, Kyodo made
Tea bowl set: Red Raku (赤楽). Lined with gold and silver.
Thin tea container: Natsume – Horai (宝来)
Bamboo Whisk: Chasen (茶筌) – unusual type (handle only smoked)
Award Ceremony in Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney
On 6 October (Thursday) 2016, the Consul-General of Japan in Sydney Mr Masato Takaoka held a Foreign Minister’s commendation ceremony and reception on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Basic Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Japan and Australia (NARA Treaty) at his official residence.
More photos you can see in Gallery – Award Ceremony
Date: Sunday 3 July 2016, from 11:00am to 15:30pm
Venue: Maiden Theatre & Moore Room, Royal Botanic Gardens, City
Winter Tea Gathering is Annual Chakai at The Maiden Theatre in The Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens. Guests can enjoyed traditional Japanese Sweets and tea while learning about the history of the tea ceremony. There will be two styles of demonstrations available, tatami mat style and table and chair style, giving you the chance to be immersed in the Japanese culture and eat some yummy treats at the same time.
More photos you can see in Gallery – Winter Tea Gathering 2016
We performed chado at Kindlehill School in Wentworth Falls. This is the second time we have supported a Koto Concert in the Blue Mountains.
We set up misono-dana, guests table and shikishi (card) with flowers (maple leaves) in the Kindlehill performance Space. The hall was almost full.