Japanese Program {Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures}

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Autumn Japanese Tea Ceremony

in Celebration of International Education Week 2014

The Japanese Program in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures is pleased to announce 3-day tea ceremony events to celebrate this beautiful autumn season and International Education Week. The tea ceremony will take place in an authentic Japanese tea room on campus.  Students, faculty & staff, their family and friends are all welcome to attend.
WHO: Midori McKeon, Professor of Japanese and Tea Teacher in the Omotesenke tradition (Tea name: Souzui)
WHAT: After an introductory lecture, guests will be ushered into the tea room, where they will be seated on tatami (woven straw mats).  The host will make tea in front of the guests following traditional procedures.  A bowl of matcha green tea from Uji (Kyoto) and Japanese confection will be served to each guest. There also will be an opportunity to view major utensils used in the ceremony and learn about them.

WHEN: November 17-19, 2014

There are a total of 8 sessions for your choice.


Monday, November 17: 3 sessions.

12:10-12:50; 13:10-13:50; 14:10-14:50.


Tuesday, November 18: 2 sessions.

16:10-16:50; 17:10-17:50


Wednesday, November 19: 3 sessions

12:10-12:50; 13:10-13:50; 14:10-14:50


WHERE: Room 117, Humanities Building


COST: $5 Student; $10 General



(1) Please email mmckeon@sfsu.edu with your top-three session choices.

(2) You will receive email to inform you if you can get a seat in the session(s) that you have chosen.

(3) Please pay the deposit ($5/$10) in check.  Please make your check payable to "University Corporation, SF State" and write "Toshiko Mishima Memorial Funds" on the memo line.  Paying the deposit secures your reservation and complete the process.  If you do not have a checking account, please ask for an alternative method of payment.







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