The Way of Tea in Tennessee-Basic Ceremony
04/13/2013, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Learn the art of the Japanese tea ceremony, 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.
$10. For additional information contact
Patti Lechman at 901-521-9916.