International Week 2017

Japanese tea ceremony


Monday, 1st of February |  11:00 - 11:45

                                                 12:00 - 12:45

                                                 13:00 - 13:45

The Japanese tea ceremony is called Cha-no-Yu or Sadō in Japanese. The latter literally means ‘the way of the tea’ and refers to the ritual preparing of tea where a tea master pours his / her whole attention and heart into the process of preparing the perfect bowl of tea. The tea ceremony is not about drinking the tea, but how it is prepared. If you want to see this for yourself or even would like to take place as a guest, join our demonstration.

Yuko Matsunaga (JAP) born and educated in Japan, with work experience at the Embassy of Japan in Zambia, she moved to the Netherlands and worked for the Information and Cultural Department of the Embassy of Japan in The Hague where she got a lot of interesting experiences while working there. She now teaches Japanese at the Volksuniversiteit in The Hague. She also has a diploma for Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement.

Masami Kita (JAP) lived and worked in Japan, Austria and the U.K., and now resides in the Netherlands. At the moment she teaches Japanese language at Volksuniversiteit, Language school and also privately. She works also in the fields of interpreting / translating and writing. She has so far published two books about Dutch life style. She practices Tea Ceremony for many years and gives demonstrations regularly as well as on Calligraphy, Kimono, Sushi, and other cultural subjects.

         Yuko Matsunaga                   Masami Kita