[SCA-AE] Anyone interested in learning the Japanese way of tea?
ladykathrynmcluing at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 18:13:58 EDT 2009
If you weren't so far away, I'd love to join the class.
On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 4:01 PM, Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand at acm.org>wrote:
> Noble Cousins!
> Greetings from Solveig! I am looking for people interested in
> learning "sado" (the Japanese way of tea). Anyway, I will be offering
> classes at my apartment on Monday nights 7:00 - 9:00 starting in
> November. Yes, I do have to charge for this. The consumables do cost
> money. Also, there are pieces of equipment you will need to pick up.
> However, I will "give" them to you in exchange for the class entry
> fee and semiannual membership fees in addition to monthly fees. At
> least the first batch of this stuff will be provided at a loss. Why
> do it this way? First, this is how things were arranged where I
> studied tea in Japan. Second, it allows me to control the minimum
> quality of the equipment you are trying to use. In particular, it is
> much much easier to use a higher grade fukusa than a cheaper fukusa.
> I have both. I know this from personal experience. Generally
> speaking, teachers of Japanese art forms will have ideas about
> appropriate equipment for their particular art form. My calligraphy
> sensei turned up his nose at the equipment and supplies I brought
> with me to my first class and had me get different equipment stuff.
> Finally, Japanese military men were expected to be familiar with
> several art forms. Otherwise, they were considered unworthy to govern
> and unworthy as leaders. Tea was one of the primary participatory art
> forms during the Sengoku period (approx. 1450 - 1550). Regardless,
> tea was a premier participatory art form among the military class
> during this period.
> What to wear? As always, wear loose clothing, white socks or tabi, no
> jewelry, no weapons, and no strong scents. Bring a cloth belt if you
> have one. These are really simple to make. They are just a cloth tube
> turned inside out.
> Thank you for your consideration.
> Your Humble Servant
> Solveig Throndardottir
> Amateur Scholar
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