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Nov 10 | Onishi Gallery

Lecture"Basic Knowledge of Tea Ceremony Utensils" and Tea Ceremony

Nagano, a tea master, explains the tools used in the tea ceremony

A table-style tea ceremony with a lecture by tea master Yoshitsugu Nagano on how to use and appreciate tea utensils.

Time & Location

November 10th

4:00 – 5:30pm

Onishi Gallery

521 West 26th, NY 10001

About the event

A wide variety of utensils are used in the traditional Japanese art of tea ceremonies.

The most representative examples include metalwork such as kettles, lacquerware such as tea utensils, ceramics such as tea bowls and jugs, and bamboo crafts such as flower vases.

All of these are completed through meticulous work by top craftsmen trained in traditional techniques, but merely appreciating them will only allow you to enjoy a small part of the profound world of these art forms.

Yoshitsugu Nagano, a New York-based tea master, will give a lecture on how to use and appreciate tea utensils, using tea utensils created by the artists at Onishi Gallery. In addition to the lecture, a special tea ceremony will be held using the tea utensils. Let's learn the basic knowledge to deeply appreciate the charm of tea utensils together.

Capacity: About 30 people

This event requires advance registration.

Please contact us if you wish to attend.

Alexandra Anisman:


Yoshitsugu Nagano

Japanese Tea Ritual Master / Professor of the Ueda Soko school

Yoshitsugu Nagano is the youngest person to be certified in the highest rank of the Ueda Soko school of samurai tea ceremony (USRJWT), which has been practiced in Hiroshima for 400 years, and he serves as a regular professor of the school.

In 2019, he relocated to New York City, where he energetically promotes the spirituality and aesthetics of chanoyu through hosting tea rituals both for public audience and by special arrangement, presenting workshops, and teaching his students. He establishes styles of modern tea, incorporating new expressions into this tradition rooted in Zen.

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