Everyone in the world knows that the tea ceremony is something associated strongly with the Japanese culture. When we talk tea and the art the surrounds it, we automatically think of Japan. Dainty tea cups, delicate tea, and serene actions – these are some of the things that come to mind when the phrase tea ceremony is heard.
Yet not everyone knows all that much about the intricacies of the tea ceremony. Perhaps that is why The Yomiuri Shimbun, one of the leading newspapers in Japan, is sponsoring a lecture on the tea ceremony. This is going to be held on the 6th of October at the Gallery Yomiuri in Osaka. The lecture will run from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the basement and will be given by Toru Ota, the head of Oimatsu, a Kyoto-based Japanese confectionary maker. Shse is also an instructor at the Kyoto Women’s Unviersity. This event coincides with the 15th anniversary of the English newspaper’s Kansai edition.
The aim of the organizers is to spread the word about the real deal when it comes to the tea ceremony. Their targets are the foreigners in the area who might want to know about the tea ceremony in a more in depth manner. The lecture is free but there are only 40 seats available and they will be giving out invitations through lottery. If you want to participate, send in a postcard with your name, age, address, and postal code to The Daily Yomiuri Japanese Culture Lecture, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Osaka, 530-855 before September 28.