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Public Tea Ceremony

by Omotesenke Domonkai Eastern Region USA

August 11, 2023
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Take a moment to contemplate the beauty and spirit of Japan through a bowl of tea. At this special public tea ceremony, we pull back the curtain on the traditions of the Omotesenke school of tea, which was founded over 450 years ago by tea master Sen Rikyu. Learn about the etiquette, history and modern practice of the tea ceremony, and enjoy an on-stage demonstration by tea masters from Omotesenke headquarters in Kyoto. The program will also include a special musical performance by award-winning violinist Keila Wakao.

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Keila Wakao will no longer be able to perform at this event.

Participants will enjoy a seasonal wagashi and matcha in the Japan Society auditorium.

Image: © Omotesenke Domonkai, Eastern Region, USA. Inc.; Photo by Martin Hara.

Co-organized by Omotesenke Domonkai, Eastern Region, USA. Inc.

The matcha for this event is provided by ITO EN (North America) INC.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support for cultural programs is provided by an anonymous donor and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.

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  • Friday, August 11, 2023
  • 5:30 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $30 Nonmembers
  • $24 Members
  • $24 Seniors/Students
  • $24 Person with Disability

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