Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, July 7, 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.
July 7 Sitting Times:
11:15am - Nodate Ceremony
(Performed outside the Ozawa Pavilion, with guests seated on a protected bench overlooking the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, followed by a tour of the Tea House. In the event of poor weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors.)
12:45 pm - Nodate Ceremony
1:30pm - Nodate Ceremony
2:15pm - Nodate 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 several times throughout the day – a wonderful opportunity to learn about the fascinating history and symbolism behind this special garden.
Limited number of tickets available - please purchase in advance at the Ozawa Pavilion.
Regular admission rates apply.
Free admission to Garden Season Pass holders and Friends of the Garden members.
Cost for tea ceremony is $7.50.
For more information call (780) 987-3054 ext. 2243.