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Japanese Tea Ceremony with SaBi Tea Arts at the German Roedde House

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Roedde House


Join us as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month with an intimate Japanese tea ceremony in the Roedde House parlour, presented by Maiko Behr of SaBi Tea Arts. This program is made possible through funding by The Dōjin Japanese Arts Society.

We will be holding two sessions on Saturday May 25th: one starting 1:00 pm and one starting at 3:00 pm. There will be a maximum of 10 participants in each session.

Although the practice of preparing tea for guests integrating Zen aesthetics and following carefully prescribed movements and protocols dates back more than 450 years, the forms are constantly evolving to suit the times. Using a modern-era tea table to prepare and serve the traditional matcha tea, Maiko will provide an introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony but with particular attention to the period of the encounter between East and West at the turn of the 20th century, contemporary with Roedde House. Step back in time with us for a glimpse at this interesting historical moment when traditional arts were adapting to the modern world.

Matcha (stone-milled green tea) and a traditional Japanese sweet will be served. Sweets may contain beans, sugar, rice powder, and agar jelly. If you have dietary concerns, please contact us in advance. Due to the nature of the program, substitutions may not be possible.


May 25
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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