- Now, 7 November 2014, we have FB-page – Urasenke Sydney
- On Sunday, October 12, we had our Spring Annual Chakai at The Maiden Theatre in The Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens.
The Honseki was set in The Moore Room adjacent to The Maiden Theatre. Four and a half Tatami mats were laid and Toko-no-ma was created with Shoji screens and a Australian natural timber board. Shin-Daisu was chosen for this years Honseki setting.
More photos you can see in Gallery – Spring Annual Chakai 2014
30rh September (Tuesday)
We had perform chado demonstration (Misono-dana temae) at Japanese Embassy.
Hanami (花見, literally “flower viewing”) is the traditional Japanese custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially cherry blossoms (桜, sakura). The practice of Hanami is more than a thousand years old, and is still very popular in Japan today.
More photos you can see in Gallery – Hanami at Canberra
Chado demonstration for “Song of Winds” – Koto Concert at Glebe Town Hall.
Date: Saturday, 16 August, 2014
Venue: Glebe Town Hall, 160 St.Johns Road, Glebe
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
We had perform chado demonstration (Misono-dana temae) in the background of Japanese music with koto, Shamisen. During interval of the concert, we had serve tea for audiences.
More photos you can see in Gallery – Chado demonstration for Koto Concert at Glebe Town Hall
10 August, 2014 (Sunday)
On Sunday we gave chado demonstrations at the Sutherland Coffee Festival. There were many food and coffee stalls in a park. We set up misono-dana in the Japanese garden that Sutherland sister city’s Chuo-ku donated. It was a warm day and many people turned up.
We demonstrated with Misono-dana, and many people interested to see Japanese Tea Ceremony performance and listened the explanation of the Tea ceremony history with background of Japanese Culture.
More photos you can see in Gallery – Coffee Festival at Sutherland
Friday, 28 May 2014 at the Helenic Club Canberra
Once a month, about 200 members of WIC Canberra gather for a “Contact Morning” at the Helenic Club in Woden.
Each month at the Contact Morning, one of two alternate main programs are held. One program is to invite a speaker for a talk and the other program is a so called ‘Cultural Morning’, introducing a different country’s culture.
Chado demonstration for Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble at Kindlehill Performance Space, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains.
Date: Sunday, 18 May, 2014
Venue: Kindlehill Performance Space at Steiner School
8 Lake Street, Wentworth Falls
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
The event was very successful with a full audience (110 people), who were not only from the nearby community but also from Sydney.
The event comprised the Koto Performances by the members of the Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble with Bronwyn Kirkpatrick as a guest Shakuhachi player, and a Chado demonstration. The Chado demonstration was performed with background music called “Chaondo” played and sung by the Koto and Shamisen players. This was the first attempt for both the Koto Ensemble and the Association.
/More photos you can see in Gallery – Chado demonstration for “Song of Winds”