Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Experience Japanese culture in a unique setting. Traditional tea offerings are hosted at the Ozawa Pavilion, our authentic Japanese Tea House set in the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Japanese sweets and tea are provided to guests, as well as an explanation of the tearoom and tea ceremony.
The tea ceremony is presented by the Matsukaze Chanoyu Group (Wind in the Pines Tea Group), a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the tradition of the Japanese tea offering. Tickets are $7.50 for a seated indoor tea ceremony, and are paid directly to the volunteer group (cash only). The ticket price helps to offset the cost of imported tea and sweets.
Free guided tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden will also be offered at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm – a wonderful opportunity to learn about the fascinating history and symbolism behind this special garden.
Sitting times for May 5, 2013:
10:30 am – Ro Ceremony (performed in small tea room) Max. 5 participants
11:15 am – Ro Ceremony Max. 5 participants
12:45 pm – Furo Ceremony (performed in the large tatami room, with most guests seated on chairs in the adjoining vestibule). Max. 15 participants
1:30 pm – Furo Ceremony Max. 15 participants
2:15 pm – Furo Ceremony Max. 15 participants
New for 2013:
A limited number of tickets for tea ceremonies may be reserved in advance by calling (780) 987-3054 ext. 2243. Reserved tickets must be picked up by 11 am the day of the tea ceremony, at which time they will be released for general sale. A minimum of 50% of tea tickets for each sitting will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at 10 am the day of the tea ceremony.
Regular admission rates apply. $7.50 charge for tea ceremony tickets.
Free admission to the Garden for Season Passholders and Friends of the Garden Members.
For more information or to reserve tickets call (780) 987-3054 ext. 2243.