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Waza to Kokoro – Hands and Heart: The Use of Stone in the Japanese Tea Garden

This 12-day seminar focuses on stonework taught in the traditional hands-on method offered in the context of the culture of the way of tea – an immersive learning experience of not just the techniques but the cultural heart of the Japanese garden. Content includes:

  • Opening reception with guest speaker Marc P. Keane
  • History module
  • Design module
  • Garden clinic
  • Practice with traditional Japanese tools
  • Preparatory lectures for hands-on workshop
  • Instruction in tea ceremony
  • Food culture lectures
  • Hands-on workshop for designing, selecting materials for and constructing the nobedan and tsukubai elements of a tea garden
  • Pruning master class

To learn more about this class, please click here.

Please note that the Garden Workshops involve some physical work. If you wish to participate and have any limitations or concerns, please contact us for information.