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College of Traditional Culture
The goal for students completing this course will be to develop a sufficient understanding and the skills necessary to continue Chado as part of everyday life.
Requirements: Completion of Zen and the Art of the Tea Ceremony I.
Attendance and punctuality are of primary importance to excel in this class. Readings must be completed prior to class in order to participate in discussions. Students should wear loose slacks or long skirts and bring a pair of clean white socks to wear while walking and sitting on the tatami mats.
Week1 Introduction; Tea in Ancient China; Aesthetic Origins
Week2 Japan Before Tea; Shinto; Buddhism
Week 3 Classical Aesthetic Values
Week 4 Introduction of Tea to Japan
Week 5 The Medieval Age
Week 6 Chawan Workshop at The Japan Cultural Foundation
Week 7 Chawan Workshop (cont.) Glazing and firing of chawan
Week 8 The Evolution of Chanoyu
Week 9 Mid-term exam
Week 10 Murata Shuko and Disciples
Week 11 Murata Shuko and Disciples
Week 12 Sen no Rikyu
Week 13 Kakejiku workshop Chanoyu in the Tokugawa Period
Week 14 The Modern Age
Week 15 Final Exam