I perform chanoyu, traditional Japanese tea ceremony for a wide variety of events, both private or public. The ceremony runs anywhere from 30 - 90 min depending on number of guests, along with a brief introduction and philosophy of chanoyu.
** Travel over ten miles from Manhattan can be negotiated in quote!
WHAT IS JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY?
Here is a video showing a basic hakobe usucha ceremony - NOT tray tea, but a very good image of the concept and mood of a full ceremony. Of course, it's my goal to bring this IDEA and MOOD to YOUR event and adapt to your needs!
https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g%2Fdj1mbXVralVvZXZmNCZhbXA7YXBwPWRlc2t0b3A%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmukjUoevf4&app=desktop
Absolutely fantastic!!! The girls had an amazing time and were so engaged. Best party!!!
Response from Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony:
Ava and her friends were so sweet, and I'm so happy to have been a part of her special day. It was such a pleasure meeting you all, and I had such a blast!!
Price Range: $200-$500
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, French, Japanese
What to Expect
I hope to give your event a truly unique experience by ensuring each ceremony I do is always different.
The type of tea served is matcha, which is a strong, powdered green tea. There is caffeine in matcha, but it should leave you feeling very awake and focused.
The style is Urasenke, ryakobon usucha, basic thin tea performed on a tray. Materials all supplied.
Guests can expect to have a brief discussion on Chanoyu with Q&A, then I will invite 1-4 guests to have tea in the traditional fashion. Before we begin, I will instruct the guests how to behave in the tearoom and how to drink their bowl of tea. During some part of the ceremony, guests should be silent and the atmosphere is fairly calm and meditative. Each guest will receive one sweet and one bowl of tea. After the ceremony is over, any other guests have the option to enjoy a sweet and have a bowl of matcha whisked for them!
It should be noted that even though some parts are silent, this event can easily be done in shifts and does not require everyone's attention if you have a large party. It is easily done in the background or in the spotlight. Basically, the level of casualness is flexible.
Options to enhance your experience:
- dressing full kimono is usually $50 more
- several "rounds" of participants can sit and have tea in the traditional manner as opposed to just 1-4. Additional time and cost can be negotiated.
My name is Aislynn, and I'm a creative director for a startup while exploring other creative pursuits on the side. I'm a traditional and digital artist, a certified Tea Specialist, and love the study of chanoyu for the very reason of how it combines the two.
I offer demonstrations of this traditional ceremony in hopes of sharing not only it's beauty, but also an amazing bowl of tea!
Additional Booking Notes
This performance can be done indoors or outdoors(weather permitting).
Past Booked Events
|March 24, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Product Promotion|
|August 26, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 20, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
A minimal space of 9ft x 9ft is suggested. A electrical outlet accessible with an extension chord is required. Access to a sink or bathroom is appreciated for quicker cleanup.
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