Coming up – Spring Annual Tea Gathering (2017)

Сoming soon event
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.



Members’ Chakai “Banshu no Chakai”

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”

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Hatsugama 2017

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)