Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud, Director, Japan House, and Associate Professor; and Kimiko Gunji, Emeritus Director, Japan House
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Meet at Honors House porch for ride/to give rides at 5:00 p.m.
Through the study of Japanese aesthetics and traditional arts, built particularly around the time-honored art form of Chado, the Way of Tea, Japan House provides an essential opportunity for students to gain a deeper sensitivity towards diverse cultures. Come visit this special place to experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Chado, or the Way of Tea, is one of the most ancient and revered arts of Japan. During the ceremony you will be served a bowl of matcha tea and a Japanese sweet. You will have a brief tour of Japan House before the tea ceremony.
[Wear something that you'll be comfortable in while kneeling or sitting on the tatami mats, avoiding short skirts or shorts; and bring white socks, which symbolize purity (Japan House has some to borrow if needed).]
Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud and Kimiko Gunji will present this special Tea Ceremony. Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud is the Director of Japan House and teaches for CHP. Kimiko Gunji, Emeritus Director of the Japan House, taught for the CHP and led Chancellor’s Scholars on Intercultural Study Tours to Japan many times.
**Note: this SAS will be limited to the first 20 confirmed registrants, and is offered for students who have not taken the CHP Japanese Arts and Culture class.**