Schedule of Events
Japanese Tea Demonstration with Dr. Rebecca Corbett
Friday, October 26, 2018
Chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony) is an art of social interaction that has its origins in 16th century Japan. Since then it has been a vehicle for the production, consumption, and appreciation of a range of art forms including ceramics, lacquerware, ironwork, and bamboo ware. Guests will have the chance to experience the central act of chanoyu: drinking a bowl of freshly whisked matcha (powdered green tea) in the intimate space of a 4.5 mat teahouse. Dr Rebecca Corbett will prepare tea in the manner of the Urasenke School of Tea of which she is a student.
Please note: Attendees must be able to sit on a mat on the teahouse floor for the ceremony, and shoes must be removed prior to entering the teahouse.
This program is restricted to Friends of Asian Art. Demonstrations are scheduled at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Six spaces are available for each session on a first come first serve basis and reservations are required. Invitations will be emailed at a later date and the RSVP will be available at that time.
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Friends of Asian Art connect with curators, scholars and other members with an interest in the arts of China, Japan, Korea and South and Southeast Asia. Events are held exclusively for the Friends including exhibition viewings, guest lectures and examination of artworks represented in the Asian art collections. As a Friend, you will be invited to exclusive events, behind-the-scenes tours, lectures, and receptions showcasing Asian art.