Chaji – A Formal Tea Gathering

A 5-part account of a formal Japanese tea ceremony by Elliot Mitchnick, who holds the rank of Junkyoju (Associate Professorship) of Urasenke, the 400 year old tradition of Tea headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. (If you have Japanese enabled on your browser, you will see...
The Garden Path

The Garden Path

 Professor Elliot Mitchnick has provided several articles guiding us through the tea garden and formal tea ceremony. Although he is not a Japanese gardener, we asked him to share his thoughts on pathways in the tea garden. Here is what he shared. As a tea...