The Way of Tea in Tennessee-Master Class
Memphis Botanic Garden map
p.m.-2:00 p.m. AND 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (attend one or both sessions.)
Learn the art of the Japanese tea ceremony with guest Tea Master Kentaro
Ohkuni. Beginners welcome.
Dr. Sachiko Matsushita will be there.
The tea ceremony is the ancient practice
that expresses the essence of Japanese culture and beauty. Tea itself
was introduced from China in the 8th century and was a rare and valuable
commodity, grown in Japan for religious purposes associated with Zen
Buddhism. By the 13th century, tea was being cultivated for use by the
samurai class, and the roots of the elaborate ceremony associated with
tea drinking had begun.
Cost $20 for one or both sessions. For
additional information contact Patti Lechman at 901-521-9916.