Hosted by the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
September 10 & 20, October 8 & 18, November 12 & 22
CAD$10 / session (+GST & fees)
This virtual lecture series will explore the aesthetic of wabi, one of the defining characteristics of the major streams of Japanese tea tradition, from the vantage point of the material culture of tea in Japan. Each of the six 75-minute talks will focus on one famous tea object and the stories surrounding it as an entry point for thinking about the broader development of wabicha -- the humble style that is associated with the most common forms of tea practice in Japan today. Presented online via Zoom, these lectures will include slides and photographs providing context for the topic of the day and will be followed by a question-and-answer period.
This series is intended for anyone interested in traditional Japanese arts, aesthetics, ceramics, history, visual culture, and more. All sessions are held in English only. No prior knowledge of tea ceremony is necessary.
Participation in the live session requires use of Zoom. Don't have Zoom? Can't attend live? Registrants will also receive access to recordings of the sessions viewable on a web browser.
For more information, please feel free to contact us through our contact page at the link below.
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.