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Demonstration and workshop by Omotesenke style Chanoyu Club at Penn State

Event Date: 4/11/2023


Three teachers, Keiko Kitazawa from New Jersey, Hiroko Tamanaha from Maryland, and Stephanie Benefield from Virginia, traveled to Penn State University on Tuesday, the 11th of April, to meet Domonkai and Tea Institute at Penn State (TIPS) Member Mathew Koch and his fellow TIPS members for the fourth and last Japanese tea lesson of the semester. The TIPS club opened this lesson which focused on the theme of “chaji,” a meal followed by thick and thin tea, to guests from the University. From about 6:00 to 8:30 pm, Mathew gave a “chaji” PowerPoint presentation. Then, two TIPS Members dressed in kimonos acted as guests in the tatami room, demonstrating the procedures for enjoying the meal, followed by thin tea prepared by Mathew. While answering questions from the floor, the teachers and TIPS Members served tea and sweets to the 13 University guests who joined for the evening.




Weekly Tea Practice for Tea Ceremony Club at Fort Hamilton High School

FH高校(Brooklyn, NY) の茶道部は2023年3月に同門会員である生徒が中心となって発足し、1年間の活動を無事に終えました。 2023年9月からは学校茶道認定校として活動を始め、毎週の部活動で茶道の作法や精神を学び、日本の伝統文化や茶道の魅力を伝えています。他のクラブの依頼で浴衣を着て茶会を開催し茶道部員は初めて影点てなど水屋体験をするなど、先生や生徒達からも大変茶道に関して興味を持っ


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