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Teaching Japanese Tea Academic Symposium

Teaching Japanese Tea Academic Symposium

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - Saturday, April 27, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Pacific Time)
JAPAN HOUSE Salon, Level 5

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JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, in collaboration with the Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University, invites guest to attend an exploration of Japanese tea both as a practice and as a scholarly topic. "Japanese Tea Ceremony," chanoyu, chadoo, or just "Tea" has been a subject of international fascination and academic interest from the sixteenth century to the present day. Yet, due to the depth, breadth, and complexity of its imbrication with Japanese history, culture, and spirituality, it can be a remarkably difficult subject to introduce in scholarly and pedagogical contexts. The academic symposium "Teaching Japanese Tea" proposes to help fill this gap and make it easier and more rewarding for anyone to teach English-speaking students about the rich history and cultural value of Japanese tea practice.

This event is open to public. Attendance at all session of the symposium is not required. Light refreshments will be served. 


For most up to date info please visit this link: https://www.japanhousela.com/events/teaching-japanese-tea-academic-symposium-ucla-yanai-initiative/

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Asia Pacific Center, Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities, USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, UCLA Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Fellowship