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Reeds and Geese (detail), c. 1314–17. Inscription by Yishan Yining (Chinese, 1247–1317). Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333). Hanging scroll, ink on paper; mounted: 158.5 x 42.2 cm; painting: 80.4 x 32.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift from the Collection of George Gund III, 2015.464.

Introduction to the Tea Ceremony

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 1:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 8, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

About The Event

Saturday, July 8, 2017
1:00 p.m., repeated 3:00 p.m.
Private Dining Room 

The tea ceremony, or Chado (The Way of Tea), is a traditional Japanese art involving the ritualistic preparation of tea. Influenced by Zen Buddhist philosophy, the core teaching of chado is to attain a spiritual state of selflessness and peacefulness through making and sharing tea. Join tea master Yuko Eguchi to learn the history and philosophy of the Japanese tea ceremony while tasting Japanese tea and sweets. 

Yuko Eguchi is a native of Tokyo, Japan, and holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her tea master title and name, Soyu, in 2009 and the associate professor of tea title in 2013, certified by the head master of the Urasenke school. Yuko has performed and lectured on Japanese traditional arts at various higher institutions.

Please note, this event is sold out.