Japanese tea ceremony master, Ms KATSURA Yuko will visit Estonia to hold a tea ceremony demonstration in Tartu on Saturday, September 15.
This event is one of the main events of "Japan Months in Tartu" from September 15, 2012 until March 15, 2013 and organized in collaboration with Tartu City and Tartu University.
Japanese tea ceremony, which is also known as the Way of Tea ("Chado" (茶道) or "Chanoyu" (茶の湯)) is a traditional ritual of serving tea that was started by SEN no Rikyu in the 16th Century.
The objective of a tea gathering is that of Zen Buddhism- to live in this moment- and the entire ritual is designed to focus the senses so that one is totally involved in the occasion and not distracted by mundane thoughts. During the tea ceremony the host engages his whole being in the creation of an occasion designed to bring aesthetic, intellectual, and physical enjoyment and peace of mind to the guests.
Tea Ceremony Entrance is open to public, but with advanced registration at culture [at] ti.mofa.go.jp