Did you know that Sen no Rikyū (千利休, 1522 – April 21, 1591), considered the biggest influence on chanoyu, the Japanese "Way of Tea" was born in our sister-city Sakai?
Sen no Rikyu was the first to emphasize several key aspects of the ceremony, including rustic simplicity, directness of approach and honesty of self. Originating from the Sengoku period and the Azuchi–Momoyama period, these aspects of the tea ceremony persist.
Wellington Sakai Association will host a tea ceremony event at Minoh House http://www.huttminoh.org.nz/en/GETTING-HERE/ featuring a tea ceremony demonstration, tasting (including traditional Japanese sweets) and the opportunity for attendees to have a go themselves!
Cost is a gold coin donation or FREE for WSA members.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as numbers are limited by the size of the venue.
WSA will put on a shuttle for those who wish to travel from Wellington Station to Minoh House depending on demand, so please advise when RSVPing if you wish to take advantage of this.