International Festival at Georgetown University

Event Date: 11/6/2022


We held a tea ceremony demonstration and workshop for MBA students at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. We used our newly purchased four-and-a-half tatami room mats, thanks to the Tobu Shibu for its support. Each session was opened by a PowerPoint presentation explaining of history of "chanoyu." Then one D.C. member entered the room as the shokyaku. They were followed by two (or more) students who learned how to enter the tatami room, receive sweets, drink a bowl of tea, and interact with other guests during the tea ceremony.


Other students who sat in chairs and observed the ceremony enjoyed sweets and a bowl of tea. Many of them participated in the workshop after the demonstration and learned how to make their own tea. They began by warming up their bowl, then made their own tea and enjoyed tasting it with homemade higashi. All participants seemed to truly appreciate this special occasion. Many enthusiastic questions were asked throughout the event, and we received a lot of positive feedback afterward, such as "amazing" and other encouraging comments.


ジョージタウン大学MBA校舎にて、MBAの学生の方たちへ茶の湯のデモンストレーションとワークショップを開催致しました。


パワーポイントスライドによる、茶の湯の成り立ちの説明に続き、会員が正客となり、学生2人に支部からの援助で新しく購入した4畳半の畳に座って頂き、お菓子の頂き方、お茶の飲み方、挨拶の仕方など体験して頂きました。他の学生は椅子に座って見学し、お茶とお菓子を召し上がりました。多くはその後ワークショップに参加し、お茶碗を温めるところから始まり、ご自分で点てたお茶をお干菓子と共に味わい、しばし茶の湯の世界を堪能頂きました。イベントの間中、活発な質疑応答がありました。参加者の方たちからは、”amazing”との声を頂きました。













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