2021 Ocha Zanmai: San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Culture (Webinars in June)

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June 4, 2021 to June 25, 2021
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Humanities, Cultural History / Studies, Asian History / Studies

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts and the Department of Modern Languages at San Francisco State University are pleased to present


Theth Ocha Zanmai: San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Culture


北米西海岸時間 Four Friday Evenings at 18:30 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)


June 4, June 11, June 18, and June 25, 2021



Each session has a Q & A session following the presentation.

Presentations in Japanese will be accompanied by English subtitles/translation.


6/4 18:30-20:00 PDT (日本時間6月5 日午前10時30分〜午後12時00分)

Welcoming Messages from the Co-hosts:

Andres Harris, Dean, College of Liberal & Creative Arts, San Francisco State University

Charles Egan, Chair, Department of Modern Languages, San Francisco State University



Searching for the Spirit of the Sages: The Japanese Tea Ceremony for Sencha.”

Patricia J. Graham

Research Associate, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas


6/11 18:30-19:30 PDT (日本時間6月12 日午前10時30分〜午前11時30分)

 Lecture #2

“Keen Eye, Cultivated Taste: the tea tradition and utensil collections of Lord Matsudaira Fumai”

MIYATAKE Yoshiyuki

Joint Research Associate, Kyoto and Tea Culture Research Center, Doshisha University


6/18 18:30-19:30 PDT (日本時間6月19 日午前10時30分〜午前11時30分)

Lecture #3

“A New View of Kobori Enshū: exploring the concept of kirei sabi


Independent scholar, tea history  
6/18 20:00-20:30 PDT (日本時間6月19日午後12時〜午後12時30分
Lecture #4

“The Roji Tea Garden as presented in Nanpōroku: with attention to Tachibana Jitsuzan's interpretation of the sōan ‘grass hut’ tea house”


Doctoral candidate, Waseda University, School of Graduate Studies
Research Fellow DC2, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


6/25 18:30 – 20:15 PDT (日本時間6月26 日午前10時30分〜午後12時45分)

Lecture & Demonstration #5

“Hosokawa Sansai: tea of the feudal daimyo


Deputy Iemoto, Sansai School of Tea


Contact Info: 

Midori McKeon, Ph.D., Professor of Japanese, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, San Francisco State University




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