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Tea Ceremony Conference: "2nd Ocha Zanmai: 2013 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures"

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: 09:00 AM
- 05:50 PM

Location: Rooms 133 and 587, Humanities Building/ Nob Hill Room, Seven Hills Conference Center

Cost: Pre-registarion needed. $25/$10


Sponsor: College of Liberal & Creative Arts, Japanese Program, Japan Foundation, etc.

Contact: Midori McKeon

Phone: (415) 338-1346 (T/Th only)

This International Tea Culture Conference and the Conference Banquet are OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. All presentations are delivered bilingually in English and Japanese. No special knowledge is necessary since each presenter covers the basics carefully with PowerPoint slides. There will be two 2-hour guest lectures by leading Japanese scholars ("Kyoto-ware Potter Ninsei and the Tea Ceremony" and "Tea Culture in the Eras of Tang and Song Dynasties"), two other presentations (one on a famous tea jar housed in the Smithsonian Institute presented by its curator and the other on the sound of water boiling in the tea kettle presented by an award-winning Japanese scholar), and a demonstration of the mealtime etiquette developed in Japanese Zen monasteries called "Just Enough" (Ouryouki) by the members of Berkeley Zen Center. Following the conclusion of the day-time program of the conference, the banquet will be held in the Nob Hill Room, Seven Hills Conference Center on campus from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Anyone (age 18 and up) can participate in both the conference and the banquet by registering. Preregistration (by October 18): $25 General; $10 Student Late registration (by October 31) and on-site registration: $35 General; $15 Student Conference Banquet (Optional):$50 Download the Conference Program and the Registration Form from the conference website. Also view a video clip of last year's conference on YouTube at our website. If you are interested in tea ceremonies, tea cultures, or East Asian cultures, you will very much enjoy this conference. A free Japanese "mini-yokan" sweet will be presented to all participants.


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