The Yaburebukuro Water Jar:
Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:00-8:30 pm
Ceramic tea caddy known as "Tsukumo nasu"
Sunday, Sept. 20, 1:00-2:30 pm
Iron kettle of the Shinnari type with hailstone pattern used by Sen no Rikyū
Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:00-8:30 pm
Raku ware tea bowl by Chōjirō
known as "Ōguro"
Sunday, Oct. 18, 1:00-2:30 pm
Bamboo flower vase by Sen no Rikyū
known as "Onjōji"
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:00-8:30 pm
Bamboo tea scoop by Sen no Rikyū
known as "Namida"
Sunday, Nov. 22, 1:00-2:30 pm
Iga ware water jar preferred by Furuta Oribe
known as "Yaburebukuro"
This series is intended for anyone interested in traditional Japanese arts, aesthetics, ceramics, history, visual culture, and more. All sessions are held in English only. No prior knowledge of tea ceremony is necessary.
Participation in the live session requires use of Zoom. Don't have Zoom? Can't attend live? Registrants will also receive access to recordings of the sessions viewable on a web browser.
For more information, please feel free to contact us through our contact page at the link below.
11:00 am, 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm
maximum of 8 guests per session
Guests will first be invited to sit in the "waiting arbour" (soto-koshikake), where their guide will greet them and lead them through the multiple stages of the roji path that offers a gradual approach to the tea space. Once inside, the host will explain various aspects of tea house architecture by way of introduction before guests enter the outer tea room, where they will participate in an usucha tea ceremony with hand-made traditional sweet.
Ticket price includes a hanami (cherry blossom viewing)-themed gift bag.
**Ticket price does not include admission (by cash donation) to Nitobe Garden.**
with special demonstration by the Hosokawa Sansai School.
Register by December 31 for Early Bird pricing -
General admission $60, Students $20
Click on the image below to download the registration form.
SaBi Tea Arts is managed by Maiko Behr, a translator specializing in Japanese arts and certified instructor of Chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony) in the Omotesenke tradition.