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April 2016

Morris Arboretum Cherry Blossom Festival

April 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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  The Morris Arboretum's Cherry Blossom Festival is held over two Saturdays in April, April 9 and April 16. On April 9 at 1 p.m., there will be an outdoor tea ceremony demonstration (chabako) conducted by instructor Drew Hanson. Other events that day include performances by the taiko drum group KyoDaiko and tours of the arboretum garden.

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Sweet-Making Workshop

April 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Horticultural Center, 100 N. Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Satozuke, literally "sugar pickling" or candying, is a Japanese technique for transforming all types of vegetables into sweets that can be used in tea ceremony or just as snacks. Join tea ceremony instructor Morgan Beard to learn this simple and useful process. Attending?  Please contact Keijiro (email: keijiya@yahoo.com) and let him know you're coming!

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May 2016

Mother’s Day Tea Ceremony

May 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Mother’s Day tea ceremony guests experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by the local chapter of the Urasenke tea school. Visitors will learn about the history and principles of chanoyu (tea ceremony), drink a bowl of matcha (green tea), and taste a beautiful seasonal sweet. Space is limited and reservations are required. http://www.japanesehouse.org/event/mothers-day-tea-ceremony-5/?instance_id=1666

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