Tea Ceremony (Hardcover)
Explore the Unique Japanese Tradition of Sharing Tea (Asian Arts and Crafts for Creative Kids)
Tuttle Publishing, 9780804835008, 64pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2005
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Explore one of Japan's most beautiful traditions while entertaining your family and friends
Tea Ceremony: Explore the unique Japanese tradition of sharing tea is an exciting and fun way to introduce Asian culture to kids. Readers will learn all the steps for performing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. With this book kids will be able to:
- Perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony at home through easy-to-follow instructions
- Explore all the elements of an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, including the tea utensils such as the scoop, whisk, bowl, and
- Fukasa (silk cloth used for cleaning utensils)
- Know the proper technique for whipping tea and the different kinds of tea used
The Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids
series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands-on projects, readers will explore each art--engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.
About the Author
Shozo Sato is a master of traditional Zen arts, and has received the Order of Sacred Treasure from the Emperor of Japan for his contributions in teaching Japanese traditions. His areas of expertise include ikebana (flower arranging), chanoyu (tea ceremony), and Japanese theater as well as sumi-e (ink painting). He conducts workshops on ikebana and sumi-e throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe and is the author of numerous books including Tea Ceremony, Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy and The Art of Sumi-e. He was the founding director of Japan House at the University of Illinois, where he is Professor Emeritus and continues to teach Japanese arts. Shozo Sato resides in Champaign, IL.