Kan-oh chakai in Canberra

Venue: The Japanese Embassy in Canberra
Date: 14 September, 2015 (Monday)

In the best ohanami weather we had kan-oh chakai at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra. Mr. Kusaka, the Ambassador invited many foreign groups and house members.

The weather was the best hanami-biyori: a temperature of 20 degrees, no wind, sunny. Cherry blossoms welcomed to the guests in front of the garden. We set up Misono-dana on a red carpeted stage. The big red umbrella with tanzaku, “Nichi nichi kore kojitsu, every day is a good day” and with cherry blossom flowers was beside the stage.

More photos you can see in Gallery – Hanami at Canberra

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Chado demonstration for Gosford Art Gallery

Chado demonstration for Gosford Art Gallery at Saturday, 5 September 2015

Chado Demonstration for 21st Anniversary of the relationship between Gosford and Edogawa

By Hideaki Kobayashi

Gosford city formed a Sister City Agreement with Edogawa-ku (Part of Tokyo) in
1988. Through this relationship Gosford city has received a beautiful Traditional Japanese Garden as their gift from Edogawa council. This Garden officially opened in September 1994. In celebration of the 21st anniversary Gosford City Council hosted a family cultural day. On the day there were many Japanese culture demonstrations in the Garden.

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Coming up – Spring Annual Tea Gathering

Spring Annual Tea Gathering
Sunday 18 October 2015

The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Sydney Association invites you to come and enjoy two different settings of traditional Japanese tea ceremony with them in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Spring Annual Tea Gathering, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia


チケット $20(二席 お抹茶とお菓子)
Tickets are $20 for two servings of tea and traditional sweets.

時間 ご予約
Sessions are 45 minutes long, and start at
11:00am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2:00pm and 2:45pm.

Please indicate which session you would like to attend when making your booking.

Email: chado.sydney@gmail.com
Phone: 0403 710 459 (Misako)

Chado demonstration for Tea Festival

16 August, 2015 (Sunday)

We performed chado for the Sydney Tea Festival. The Sydney Tea Festival aims to help people experience specialty teas, grow a passion for tea, and showcase quality specialty tea providers. This is the 5th year of the festival, but the first time showing the Japanese tea ceremony. Mista Matcha provided matcha for demonstration.

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