Join like minds in the Garden View Room to gain insight into the cultural context for this unique Japanese tradition. Before the ceremony begins, enjoy a narrated ikebana demonstration as well as a kimono-wrapping presentation. Then learn about the essence of a tea ceremony and its development centuries ago. Next, sit back and absorb the tea ceremony itself, presented in silence—from the ceremonial cleansing of the utensils to the preparation of the matcha (finely ground green tea) and presentation to selected guests from the audience. To help you in observing the tea ceremony itself, you will receive a list of subtle things to watch for.
Finally, participate in a Q & A with the presenter and enjoy a tea ceremony sweet and a bowl of matcha.
To enroll, go here or call 616.975.3184 or 616.975.3147.
- Tuesday, July 21: 11 am–12 pm and 2-3 pm
- Sunday, August 14: 11 am–12 pm and 2–3 pm
Member Cost: $35
Non-Member Cost: $45
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is located at 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.