Courses & Workshops

Tea Ceremony: A Gateway to Japanese Culture


Enjoy a first-hand experience of the spirit of hospitality embodied by the Japanese tea ceremony, as you practice serving and receiving tea using traditional utensils. Learn about environment associated with the ceremony: the tea room, the garden, tea utensils, and the toko no ma. Explore the history of this tradition started by Zen monks in the 13th century and understand why the tea ceremony developed the way it did.

Course Not Currently Offered

This course is not currently offered scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term. New course schedules are announced each May and October.