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Japanese Tea Ceremony

Date: Monday, November 15, 2010
Time: 12:10 PM
- 05:50 PM

Location: Room 117, Humanities building

Cost: $10 General; $5 Student (with I.D.)


Sponsor: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Japanese Program

Contact: Midori McKeon

Phone: (415) 338-1346

6 Sessions to choose from: Session 1: 12:10-12:50 Session 2: 13:10-13:50 Session 3: 14:10-14:50 Session 4: 15:10-15:50 Session 5: 16:10-16:50 Session 6: 17:10-17:50 Tea will be prepared in the Omotesenke tradition by Mrs. Michiko Nakagawa (Tea name: Souyou) and Dr. Midori Niwa McKeon, Professor of Japanese (Tea name: Souzui). They are tea teachers certified by the Omotesenke Fushin'an, Kyoto, Japan. The Omotesenke is the main line of the Sen family directly descended from the great tea master Sen Rikyu (1522-1591). Participants will be seated around a sunken hearth, observe the procedures for making tea, and enjoy Japanese sweets and a bowl of matcha (powdered green tea) in an authentic tea room. Five seats per session. Pre-registration required: Please email to to check the seat availability and receive the registration form. Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of a check, made payable to the "Toshiko Mishima Memorial Fund," for the amount indicated above. The Toshiko Mishima Memorial Fund is the Japanese Program's university account for cultural events. Please send the check along with a completed registration form to: Japanese Tea Ceremony c/o Professor Midori Niwa McKeon Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132 On-site registration on the day of the event may become possible, subject to the seat availability. Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made by email to Full refunds for cancellations made by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 12. Sorry, no refunds for cancellations made thereafter or no-shows.


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