The Chado Video Workshop with Mika Soka Haneishi
Chado, or “The Way of Tea” is known in the Western world as the Japanese tea ceremony. Based on Zen philosophy, Chado was established five centuries ago by Buddhist monks, notable samurai, and merchants during the Sengoku Jidai (Warring States period) which lasted from 1467 to 1615. Chado developed as a spiritual discipline to cultivate a sense of inner peace and to heighten the senses.
Consisting of 18 segments of video material, this self-learning course provides students with a well-rounded experience in the world of Chado and the actual tea-making ceremony of Bonryaku Demae, one of the performances for beginners.
You will learn the basics of Chado including a brief history through an informative narration and visual materials such as videos and pictures. These comprehensive videos include clips from an authentic tea ceremony and a series of hands-on instructions on each movement of the tea-making performance for hosts, and how to perform in the tea room as a guest.
Who is this workshop for?
The workshop is good for the person:
- who wants to learn Japanese traditions deeply through Chado.
- who wants to enrich their daily life with tea culture.
- who wants to master a unique cultural experience and add a new hobby to their life.
- who wants to practice a unique meditative method.
What do you learn?
Through this video workshop, you will learn:
- a comprehensive knowledge of Chado.
- detailed instructions on the process and movement of the tea-making performance for hosts, and how to perform in the tea room as a guest.
- basic information on utensils used in tea ceremonies.
- how to connect with nature without being in nature.
- how to harmonize with people.
What do you gain?
By practicing Chado, you will gain:
- a sense of inner peace.
- sharpened senses.
- compassion and consideration for others.
- more self-esteem.
- the health benefits of drinking matcha tea.
Outline of the video course
Session 1: Introduction of Chado
I will present the basic information about Chado including a brief history.
Session 2: Introducing Chaji
Chaji is a tea gathering conducted in the concept of Chado in its original style. I will show a video from an actual Chaji.
Session 3: Introduction on tea utensils
I will talk about the basic utensils used for “Bonryaku Demae” which you are going to learn in this course.
Session 4: “Wari Geiko (Basic training)”
There are a number of basic movements used for most “temae” - a tea-making procedure. I will give you a detailed explanation for each significant movement.
Session 5: Preparation for Bonryaku Demae
I will talk about the preparation for Bonryaku Demae..
Session 6: Introduction of Bonryaku Demae
In this session, I will introduce the process of Bonryaku Demae.
Session 7: Bonryaku Demae with a guest using a table.
In this session, I will introduce Bonryaku Demae with a guest using a table.
Session 8: Bonryaku Demae with a guest in a tea room.
In this session, I will introduce Bonryaku Demae with a guest in a tea room.