Where: Sohga-An (347 W. 57th St. between 8th & 9th Aves, Suite 15C)
Cost: $20 (includes lecture, tea and Japanese sweets)
RSVP: Via Paypal HERE by June 16th, 2011 (There are only 10 spots- so make sure to sign up ASAP!)
Questions?: Feel free to email JETaaNY@mieinc.net.
Omotesenke is a prestigious traditional tea school founded by Rikyu Sen (1522-1591) who had completed the basic formulas of practices for what is now known as â€œChanoyu.â€ You will be introduced to the etiquette of serving tea, the deeper aspects of Chanoyu, and related Japanese culture through this beginner workshop.
Ms. Masako Shoga Koike studied Omotesenke Way of tea for over 20 years in Japan, and was promoted to Professor at the Omotesenke School.Â She moved to New York City in 1991, and established Sohga-an in the heart of Manhattan to further enhance her activities in educating students and familiarizing Americans with Chanoyu, which also includes the Japanese spiritual aspect. Sohga-an is a Omotesenke style traditional Japanese tearoom for formal ceremonies. More than 500 students have learned there during past 20 years. She is also a regular instructor of Japanese culture school at the New York Nippon Club.
The above event was produced by MIE Inc.