Japan Week: Japanese Tea Ceremony
The tea-ceremony will be performed by Mio Shapley, a qualified master of Urasenke Tea Ceremony, who studied with master Yoshiko Noda. "Cha-no-yu: The Way of Tea" is a traditional Japanese living art form and originated in 16th century Japan. The 4 principals of the Tea Ceremony are Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility. It synthesizes the arts of flower arrangement, calligraphy, poetry, pottery, kimono and philosophy into a way of life.