Japanese Program {Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures}

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Events

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.
 
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED. NO MORE SEATS ARE AVAILABLE.  THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS EVENT SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS!
 
PLEASE LOOK FORWARD TO SFSU CHERRY BLOSSOM TEA CEREMONY IN SPRING 2015.
 
WHO: Midori McKeon, Professor of Japanese and Certified Tea Teacher in the Omotesenke tradition (Tea name: Souzui宗瑞)
Yuko Yamano, Certified Tea Practitioner in the Omotesenke tradition (Tea name: Souyu宗優)
 
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

All sessions are now fully booked.  Thank you for your great interest in the Japanese Tea Ceremony.  We can no longer accept reservations. But you can drop in to see if there is a cancelation.

 

Monday, November 17

12:10-12:50 (Canceled)

13:10-13:50 (FULL-CLOSED)

14:10-14:50 (FULL-CLOSED)

 

Tuesday, November 18

16:10-16:50 (FULL-CLOSED)

17:10-17:50 (FULL-CLOSED)

 

Wednesday, November 19

12:10-12:50 (FULL-CLOSED)

13:10-13:50 (FULL-CLOSED)

14:10-14:50 (FULL-CLOSED)

 

WHERE: Room 117, Humanities Building

 

COST: $5 Student; $10 General

 

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION:

Click here for the Registration Form 

The registration form is also available at the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures (HUM 475)

 

(1) Fill out the registration form.

 

(2) Email the registration form to mmckeon@sfsu.edu.  You will receive an email confirmation of your seat if available.  

 

(3) Admission fees ($5/$10) will be collected at the door on the day of the tea ceremony.

Please make your check payable to "University Corporation, SF State" and write "Toshiko Mishima Memorial Funds" on the memo line.  

 

We accept cash for the convenience of guests without a checking account.  

 

On-site registrations on the days of the tea ceremony are also possible at the tea room (HUM 117) reception desk if seats are available.  Please just drop in and ask!  

 

But we would really appreciate your emailing mmckeon@sfsu.edu to express your interest in advance  (even one hour before the session).  If you can no longer attend the tea session, please kindly notify mmckeon@sfsu.edu.

 

SORRY, NO REFUND FOR CANCELATIONS MADE AFTER NOVEMBER 10.

 

For further information, please email mmckeon@sfsu.edu.

 

 

 

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