Sunday, May 29, 1-4pm
General Fee: $30 + 5% Facility Fee + GST
Members Fee: $25.50 + GST
Registration: 604.777.7000 /email@example.com
Attire: No jeans, miniskirt.
Please bring a pair of white socks.
Room: 2F Tatami Room
Raku ware is a type of low-temperature fired pottery that was first conceived, designed, and commissioned by Sen no Rikyu, the great late 16th-century tea master and grandfather of the rustic style of tea known as wabicha that is commonly practiced today. Starting with the tile maker named Chojiro who first made bowls in this style for Rikyu, there have been fifteen generations of Raku family potters producing tea wares as one of the “ten craftsmen to the Sen family” (senke jusshoku). The May workshop will introduce the styles and techniques of Raku ware used in the tea ceremony.
The slide presentation will be followed by tea and sweets in the Tatami Room.
Half lecture, half hands-on, these workshops explore various aspects of the arts, culture, and history of tea ceremony followed by a seasonally-themed tea served in the tatami room. Workshops are conducted in English. No prior experience or tea school affiliation is required. Themes change for each session, so check the Nikkei Centre website regularly for details of upcoming sessions at http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/tea-omotesenke/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive email notices about upcoming workshops.