Japan Special Event – Spring Afternoon with Japanese Tea

Japan Special Event -- Spring Afternoon with Japanese Tea

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Auditorium (Room 101), Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 6511

We would like to host a spring afternoon with Japanese tea, flowers, and calligraphy in appreciation of the support provided by Yale and the community in response to the current disaster in Japan. Please come join with your family and friends on the afternoon of Friday, April 22 to enjoy a taste of Japanese spring! There will be talks on Japanese tea, tea utensils, teahouses and tea gardens, followed by a demonstration of a tea ceremony presented by a teacher from one of the most traditional styles of Japanese tea (Omotesenke). Japanese tea and dessert will be served. There will also be a demonstration of Japanese flower arrangement (Ikebana) and a workshop on Japanese calligraphy (Shodo). We also hope to introduce the relief events carried out on the Yale campus and in the community during the past month since the earthquake. This event is part of Yale Japan Relief Efforts.( http://relief.yale.edu/japan-earthquake-2011 ) Disaster relief donations will be collected. PROGRAM 3:00 PM OPENING REMARKS Professor Shun-ichiro Karato (Yale Geology and Geophysics) Professor Jun Saito (Yale Political Science) Professor Karen Nakamura (Yale Anthropology) TALKS ON TEASpring Tea: Toward Renewal of Life” Dr. Sadako Ohki, The Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art, Yale University Art Gallery “Japanese Teahouse and Its Imagined Distance from the City” Dr. Yoko Kawai, Lecturer, Yale School of Architecture and Principal of Penguin Environmental Design L.L.C., Hamden, CT TEA DEMONSTRATION Keiko Ishibe and Takako Yoshimura 4:30 PM FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION Kyoko Yoshinaga, Visiting Fellow, Information Society Project (ISP), Yale Law School 5:00 PM CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP Demonstration of Making Origami Cranes Organized by Yale for Japan & U for Japan, this “Spring afternoon with Japanese Tea” is a part of U for Japan’s upcoming event “Earth Day for Japan”. U for Japan is a global alliance of student organizations formed in response to the Great Tohoku Earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. The organization’s mission is to spread global awareness of the effects of the quake and the resulting aftershocks, tsunamis, and nuclear crisis and to help the affected regions.

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