Opening the Hearth
Tuesday, November 7, 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: Reservations are necessary and must be secured with a check: $35 in advance,
$40 at door
Please telephone 415.433.6553 to make a reservation or for more information.
November, called shimotsuki or "frost month" in Japanese, starts the winter
cycle in the tearoom with the opening of the sunken hearth. Robiraki is considered
the New Year's for tea practioners, as it is the first occasion on which the year's
new tea is tasted.
A robiraki gathering open to the public (this month's Open Hearth
gathering) will be held on Tuesday, November 7. Zenzai, the special sweet associated
with this auspicious occasion, will be served. Open to all.
Sunday, November 12
Open to Foundation students
Welcoming guests to the formal chaji tea gathering is the raison d'être
of studying chanoyu. One of the traditional forms of chaji is selected for study,
with students taking the various responsibilities belonging to both host and
guest. This opportunity to study and experience chaji is offered to full-time
students of the Urasenke Foundation.
Chanoyu Presentations at Karakuan
Sokiku Nakatani Tearoom and Garden
California State University, Sacramento
Monday and Tuesday, November 13 & 14
These popular tea gatherings are held in the tearoom inside the
University Library, CSU Sacramento. The tearoom was named Karakuan
嘉楽庵 by Zabosai Oiemoto, sixteenth
generation master of Urasenke Konnichian. Gatherings are open to University
students and faculty as well as those who are interested in the Way of Tea.
Reservations are necessary. If your school or community group would like to
schedule a visit, please contact Sally Hitchcock at 916.278.5954.
For more information, go to the California
State University Library website.
The Foundation welcomes school groups (kindergarten through university) and other groups for lecture-presentations at its tearoom facilities. These occasions are individually designed to the interests of each group such as language, literature, aesthetics, philosophy, or history. Please telephone 415.433.6553 to make arrangements.
Northern California Chayu no Kai Events
The Northern California Chayu no Kai or Friends of Tea Association provides opportunities for camaraderie and the enjoyment of the culture of tea among practitioners of the Way of Tea. You need not be a member of the Urasenke Foundation San Francisco to participate, Chayu no Kai membership is open to all. Activities are based on knowledge of tea practice. Chayu no Kai events include regular kagetsu classes in addition to various workshops, chakai and chaji throughout the year. Please call the Urasenke Foundation at 415.433.6553 for more information on joining.
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