Tuesday, April 21, 2009

NU ceremony showcases old art

Aw shucks: missed a tea event practically in my own back yard. The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program up at Northwestern University sponsored a tea ceremony on Sunday, demonstrating the Japanese art and offering tastings of maccha tea.

From the student paper:

Visiting professor Shozo Sato hosted the event to celebrate the arrival of spring and make the traditional tea ceremony accessible to Western audiences who do not have access to traditional tea houses, said Sato. Sato, a Zen arts master, has received the highest honor in Japanese art from the emperor of Japan.

About 75 Northwestern students and community members attended the two-hour event, sponsored by the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program, to sample what Sato called the "espresso of green teas."

Did you go? Do tell!

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