Enjoy the simplicity of the rustic tearoom, the warmth of the clay bowl,
the bitterness of powdered green tea, the joy of the changing seasons,
and the singularity of each moment that can never be repeated.

The annual observance honors Sen no Rikyu (1522-91), who is
recognized as a pivotal figure in perfecting chanoyu as an artistic and
spiritual discipline. Rikyu is remembered with a special offering of tea and
flowers. Open to all, regardless of experience.

Rikyuki no shiki Tea Record

Jiku: 'Enso mujinzo' (Circle of potentialiity) scroll by Nakamura Kaisen,
former abbot of Jukoin, Daitokuji

Hana: seasonal flowers

Hanaire: Take ichijyugiri (bamboo vase with one cut) by Nishikawa Baigen

Kama: Shinnari (orthodox shape iron kettle) by Sato Seiko

Tana: Yoshinodana tea table favored by Tantansai

Mizusashi: Murasaki Gochi unkin de (purple Kochi ware with cloud and
brocade design) by Suiran

Usuchaki: Taiko-gata (lacquered drum shaped container) by Koho

Chashaku: 'Daisetsuzan (Great snowy peak) tea scoop carved by Kobori
Dairei and named by Hisamatsu Shinnichi

Chawan: Hagi ware by Okada Yutaka

Kensui: Karakane efugo-gata (hawk-feeder shape in bronze) favored by
Rikyu

Futaoki: Akaegama koma-gata (spinning top shape lid rest) by Akanegama

Matcha: 'Aoarashi' (Green tempest powdered tea) blended by Koyama-en

Omogashi: 'Natane' (canola flower design confection) by Tokara
confections
Bonnie Soshin Mitchell
and the members of the
Urasenke Foundation of Seattle
cordially invite you to the annual observance of

Rikyuki no shiki
Founder's Day

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Zuishinan Teahouse
5125 40th Avenue N.E.,  Seattle

10:00AM and 12:00PM

Guests
$20, RSVP
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FOUNDATION SEATTLE BRANCH
Transmitting the living art of Chado, the Way of Tea,
through harmony, respect, purity and tranquility
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rikyuki
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