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za 01 jun


IBASHO Gallery

The essence of traditional Japanese tea at IBASHO

Following the successful tea ceremony with Haruka Matsuo, tea master and ceramic artist, earlier this year she will hold a second tea ceremony in IBASHO's garden (weather permitted) on Saturday 1 June.

The essence of traditional Japanese tea at IBASHO
The essence of traditional Japanese tea at IBASHO

Time & Location

01 jun 2024, 13:00

IBASHO Gallery, Tolstraat 67, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

About the event

The Japanese tea ceremony transforms tea drinking into an art form, emphasising not just the act of drinking but the entire process: the ritual's beauty and the heartful, mindful preparation and consumption of tea. It's a practice in presence and mindfulness.  In this ceremony, individuals take time for self-reflection, shedding daily stress. It's a communal, contemplative experience, fostering unity and silent dialogue in shared time and space.

Haruka Matsuo, known as Souran in the tea world, practices the Obaku Baisaryu, a sencha tea ceremony style originating from Manpukuji Temple, Uji, Kyoto. This school, inspired by tea master Baisa Ou, blends beauty and spirituality in its rituals.  Matsuo seeks to find and elevate the aesthetic and sacred in everyday life. She performs Oubaku Baisa Ryu ceremonies using her own handmade tea sets, crafted in the ancient Kigata Banko Yaki style taught by a Japanese ceramic master. This involves shaping teapots with wooden molds.

Experience the exclusivity of Matsuo's tea ceremony, an intimate affair limited to only 15 guests. For a special rate of 35 EURO per person, immerse yourself in this unique gathering.   Eager to join? Click below to secure your exclusive spot. We’ll update you with precise timings as the event nears.

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