Sunday, March 29, 2020
11:00 am, 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm
maximum of 8 guests per session
Kick off the sakura cherry blossom season with a special guided tea ceremony at the Ichiboan tea house in UBC's Nitobe Memorial Garden. The Someiyoshino cherry at the center of the garden should be in bloom at this time, so be sure to take a stroll around the garden and enjoy the blossoms while you are there!
Guests will first be invited to sit in the "waiting arbour" (soto-koshikake), where their guide will greet them and lead them through the multiple stages of the roji path that offers a gradual approach to the tea space. Once inside, the host will explain various aspects of tea house architecture by way of introduction before guests enter the outer tea room, where they will participate in an usucha tea ceremony with hand-made traditional sweet.
Ticket price includes a hanami (cherry blossom viewing)-themed gift bag.
**Ticket price does not include admission (by cash donation) to Nitobe Garden.**
SaBi Tea Arts is managed by Maiko Behr, a translator specializing in Japanese arts and certified instructor of Chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony) in the Omotesenke tradition and Kōdō (Japanese incense ceremony) in the Senzan Goryū tradition.