Demonstration of Sado: The Way of Tea

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Venue:Morikami Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33446


Demonstration of Sado: The Way of Tea

The true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet – can bring a calm perspective to a busy life. The tea ceremony (called cha-no-yu, sadō, or chadō in Japanese) incorporates strict etiquette, which serves as the foundation of its choreographed movements, and gives the experience its overall form and aesthetic. Participants are meant to involve all of the senses and experience a serene feeling of spiritual discipline, harmony and tranquility while observing the demonstration. They will also be able to sample the tea and a tea sweet.

There are many schools of tea ceremony. Here at Morikami guests will experience the Omote-Senke style. The Omote-senke school is one of three san-senke schools whose founding tea master is Sen no Rikyū. Each school has subtle stylistic differences, and varying techniques, but the Omote-senke school is distinguished by its tea whisking style and the thin foam created by this technique.

2015-2016 Schedule

Saturdays. 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm

Oct. 24 | Nov. 21| Dec. 19 Feb. 20 | Mar. 19 | Apr. 9 May 21 | Jun. 18


Cost: $5 with museum admission Tickets are sold on the day of the event on a first come, first served basis Individual reservations are not necessary but reservations are required for groups of 10 or more Tickets for reserved groups will be held up to 10 minutes before the start of the demonstration, after which they will be sold. For more information please call 561-233-1367