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                           Japanese Tea Ceremony


                          上田宗箇流メルボルン
                          Ueda Sôko Ryû Melbourne
                            www.uedaryumelb.com




www.uedaryumelb.com
                                稽古情報
                             Practice Information
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 The Japanese tea ceremony is an art that
                                                       The practice of tea flourished among the samurai of
developed from the practice of tea drinking in Zen
                                                       feudal Japan. The warlord and tea master Ueda Sōko
temples. It has developed as the physical expression
                                                       founded the Ueda Sōko School in the early 1600s. The
of the tranquil mind state and values involved in
                                                       School emphasises samurai values of developing the
Zen practice. In a tea ceremony, powdered green                                                                   Ueda Sōko Ryū Melbourne
                                                       individual and cultivates a sense of beauty that is
tea or ‘matcha’ is prepared in front of guests
                                                       austere and minimal while being ‘fresh’ and elegant.
according to a highly structured procedure.                                                                       Practice details
However, the practice of the tea ceremony involves      The tea drunk at practice and events is a powdered
much more than its English name suggests. The tea      green tea called ‘matcha’. It is made by grinding young    Practice Day / Time:
ceremony, or chanoyu in Japanese, involves all the     tealeaves into a fine powder. Matcha was originally        Saturdays between 9am - 3pm.
activities leading to tea drinking; all the utensils   used by Zen monks to aid meditation practice.
used in the tea ceremony; the entire atmosphere                                                                   Content:
surrounding the procedure; and the most important       Adam, the Melbourne instructor, has studied the
                                                       tea ceremony intensively in Japan for many years. All      Tea Preparing Ceremony - Learn various ways to
phase, the frame of mind or the spirit which grows
                                                       activities in Melbourne are conducted through the          perform the tea ceremony in a traditional 4.5 tatami
out of the combination of all these factors.
                                                       cooperation and support of the headquarters (Iemoto)       mat tea room.
                                                       of the Ueda Sōko School in Hiroshima. Adam holds           Tea Culture - Learn about Japanese and Asian art
                                                       qualifications of his knowledge of the tea ceremony        including ceramics, calligraphy and poetry. Also learn
                                                       from the 16th head of the Ueda Sōko School, Iemoto         about Zen thought as it deeply influences Tea.
                                                       Ueda Sōkei.                                                Guest Etiquette - Beautify interpersonal relations, raise
                                                                                                                  compassion towards others and increase self-discipline.
                                                        Practice involves:
                                                         o progressively learning                                 *Instruction can be given in English and Japanese.
                                                            various styles of tea ceremony
                                                         o guest etiquette
                                                         o kaiseki preparation and etiquette                      Location:
 By studying the tea ceremony you learn about          o learning about Zen and the arts                        Hawthorn (5 minute walk from Hawthorn Station. Detailed
many arts that are separate disciplines outside the     Practice is held in Hawthorn. Practice is ongoing,       directions will be emailed to you upon enquiry.)
tea ceremony. These include many of the major          not a course. This is because chanoyu is a ‘Way’: it is
Japanese arts such as ceramics, calligraphy, poetry,   practiced for the development of one’s character, for      Fee (to cover material costs):
flowers and kaiseki cuisine.                           bringing the self nearer to perfection and for             Adults: $12, Students: $8 per lesson.
Practicing the tea ceremony helps people think       developing the skills for performing the ceremony alike.
more clearly, relax, become more disciplined and       Newcomers with no experience are most welcome as           Contact:
beautify interactions with others. For the             are existing practitioners of chanoyu.
                                                                                                                  Adam Wojcinski
practitioner, the tea ceremony increases spiritual      It is with the warmest invitation that the Ueda Sōko
                                                       Ryū welcomes you to practice Tea and savor the joy         Mobile: 0409 353 370
awareness       by
emphasising the                                        and fulfillment the practice offers.                       E-mail: shyujyosaido@yahoo.co.jp
value of our                                                                                                      Web: www.uedaryumelb.com
interactions with
others and by
illuminating the
profound
meaning implicit
in our everyday
activities.

				
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