心を調え
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文人文化と禅思想が融合した
売茶真流 煎茶道教室

Balance your mind.
Learn etiquette.
Nourish from Japan´s cultural heritage.

Harmonizing literati culture and ZEN philosophy.
SENCHA workshop

Harmonizing 18th-century literati culture with ZEN philosophy,
our Sencha tea ceremonies were created by the buddhist monk Baisao.

The world of Japanese Sencha originated with Coungou Tea from the Ming Dynasty of China (1368 – 1644).
The culture of tea ceremonies was brought to Japan during the Edo Period (1603 – 1867),
were it spread among the literati and developed into Japan’s Sencha tea tradition a mixture of the relaxed Chinese tea culture and the intricate Japanese easthetic sense.

The headquarters of the genuine Baisao style of Sencha Tea Ceremonies are at Choanji Temple in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture.

We would like to teach the etiquette and basics of ZEN philosophy through our lessons.

We kindly welcome you to experience a traditional Sencha tea ceremony

Date and Time: Every fourth Thursday of the month
10:30 am – 04:00 pm
(please make reservations in advance as the schedule may change)

Location: Tokyo branch of the Yakushiji Temple

Instructor: Naoko Iwasaki (Jyoushin)
Certified instructor of Baisao style tea ceremonies
Hosted by Chazen Shindo

We kindly welcome you to experience a traditional Sencha tea ceremony

We encourage you to join us even if you are new to tea ceremony.
We hope that you will be able to refresh and balance your mind through our lessons,
which value the relaxed traditions of the literati culture and etiquette of zen philosophy.