SFSU Presents Second International Conference on Tea Ceremony and Tea Cultures

October 23, 2013
Photo illustrates Korean tea ceremony customs
A demonstration of Korean tea ceremony was among the highlights of the 2012 conference at San Francisco State.

The second Ocha Zanmai: 2013 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures at San Francisco State University on Saturday, Nov. 16.


Open to the public, this all-day program will explore many fascinating aspects of tea ceremony and tea culture. The program includes two special lectures.  Professor Yoshiko Oka will speak on Kyo-ware potter Ninsei and chanoyu, and Professor Tadahiko Takahashi will describe Chinese tea culture.  Additional presentations will cover Europe's first encounter with chanoyu; the famous karamono tea jar "Chigusa" housed in the Smithsonian Institute; and the sounds of water boiling in chanoyu.  A demonstration of Zen meal-time etiquette concludes the day-time program, followed by a banquet.




Saturday, November 16, 2013, 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Room 133, Humanities Building, San Francisco State University   


Presented by the College of Humanities, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and the Japanese Program at San Francisco State University in partnership with the Dilena Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture and in cooperation with the Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco




For more information and to register, please click on this link, or copy the following url into your web browser: http://japanese.sfsu.edu/events .


Pre-registration deadline EXTENDED to 10/29

Pre-registration by 10/29: $25 General, Faculty & Staff,

$10 College Students; Admission is free for SFSU & USF Students


Late registration deadline EXTENDED to 11/8

Late registration 10/30-11/08: $35 General, Faculty, and Staff,

$15 College Students; Admission is free for SFSU & USF Students


On-site registration on 11/16: $35 General, Faculty, and Staff,

$15 for all Students including SFSU & USF Students

Banquet: $50 (reservations available through 11/8)


More than 160 people attended the first international conference held Nov. 10, 2012.