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Japanese Tea Ceremony - L.A. Area ???

CZ 101 Nov 13, 2007 02:47 PM

Are there any tea houses // venues that provide anything close to the traditional Japanese Matcha Ceremony ??

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    rameniac Nov 13, 2007 03:46 PM

    you're looking to partake in it? mrs. sosei matsumoto has been doing the urasenke tea ceremony as a class in her home, for decades, to much acclaim.

    http://www.eastwestmagazine.com/conte...

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    1. re: rameniac
      CZ 101 Nov 14, 2007 09:01 AM

      Thanks for the article, I just returned from Japan and participated in a mini version but Id like to actually learn more and this might just be the best teacher around.

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      ickster Nov 13, 2007 04:38 PM

      During the Nissei Week Japanese Festival, the Japanase American Cultural and Community Center hosts hourly traditional tea ceremonies in their traditional tea house which is located on the fifth floor of their building in Little Tokyo. This year it was held the third week of August.

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        Diana Nov 14, 2007 06:56 AM

        Haru tea house in Encino does it. The owner is really nice, give her a call!

        Haru Japanese Teahouse
        [Tea room and merchant]
        16733 Ventura Boulevard #7;
        818-377-9186

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        1. re: Diana
          CZ 101 Nov 14, 2007 08:53 AM

          Thank you kindly-this sounds like the ticket

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          GREENGARDEN Apr 24, 2009 04:01 PM

          At a party I was at recently they had a tea ceremony tasting it was really interesting. The history and the tools were a good study something new for me. The performer had just come back from Japan where she lived for many years studying the cultural arts of Japan. I got a fan with her name on it, Theresa Lynn, her home page is American Kabuki Girl. com. definetly worth checking out. http://americankabukigirl.com

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