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6 May - 8 May

Chung Tian Temple
1034 Underwood Rd, Priestdale QLD 4127

Hakuunan Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

Cultural Square


Chado (茶道) is also known as “chanoyu” and commonly referred to as “Japanese Tea Ceremony” in English. It is a spiritual and aesthetic discipline for refinement of oneself, which is known as a "do", a “way” in Japanese. Therefore, the word “Chado” means "The Way of Tea."

Our demonstrator is a member of Urasenke (裏千家) which is one of the main schools of Japanese tea ceremonies. Along with Omotesenke (表千家) and Mushakōjisenke (武者小路千家), it is one of the three lines of the Sen family (千家) descending from Sen no Rikyū (千利休), which together are known as the san-Senke (三千家) or the "three Sen houses/families".

Tomoko White became a tea instructor under Professor Akiko (Sobun) Yamada (Urasenke representative in Brisbane) in 2013 after 14 years of training and earned the tea ceremony title “Soho”. She has been teaching the Japanese tea ceremony since 2013 at her tea room, Hakuunan on Thursdays and Saturdays as well as actively performing tea demonstrations at schools and other events.

Do not miss this opportunity to observe an authentic Chado demonstration where the spirit of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility are in perfect balance.

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