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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