Modern Teaism Series
So-oku Sen: Tea Life

February 10, 2009
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Photo © Satoru Ishikawa.

So-oku Sen, the next grand tea master of Mushakoji-Senke, one of the three main tea schools in Japan, is some of the great innovators and modernizers of tea ceremony of recent decades. From his expertise in Japanese art to designing his own Ryu-rei style (Western seating) table, Sen’s way of introducing new ideas to what could be sometimes characterized as “old fashioned” tea ceremony is remarkable. According to Sen, tea ceremony doesn’t have to be rigid and formal, and the future of the ceremony will involve embracing the art of tea in everyday life. In this program, Sen will speak on the relationship between tea ceremony and art, how tea ceremony can be incorporated into everyday life, and how easily one can enjoy it.

Moderated by Ellis Avery, author of The Teahouse Fire.

Followed by a reception.

$10/$8 Japan Society Members/$5 seniors & students

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2009
  • 6:30 pm