The Japanese Art of Tea: a Living Tradition

The Japanese Art of Tea: a Living Tradition

Join Cubberley artist Sahba Shere in an art-infused experience of a traditional tea gathering in the unique setting of her art studio F-7 at Cubberley Community Center. In this interactive experience, Sahba Shere and her special guest Nancy Hamilton, a licensed instructor in the Urasenke Tradition, will explore the convergence of art, mindset, and human connection through the lens of a Japanese tea gathering. During the course of the gathering, each guest will enjoy a sweet and a bowl of frothy whisked tea.

Chado – or the Japanese Way of Tea – is an art form inspired by Zen ideals and the desire for oasis through a shared aesthetic experience.  This 400 year old tradition, born out of the political and artistic upheaval of late 16th century Japan, has powerful resonance in today's distracted times.  A multimedia experience at the intersection art, philosophy, poetry, and spiritual discipline, the Way of Tea distills the essence of human connection through the simple yet beautiful act of sharing a bowl of tea.  

Visit Sahba Shere webpage to learn more about her art practice.

This event is free and open to the public. No reservation required.

Last Updated: September 15, 2015