Shirooni Studio, an artist-in-residence in Onishi, Gunma Prefecture, offers occasional chanoyu workshops for foreign artists visiting Japan.
It consists of two parts: a presentation on the history of the tea ceremony and a demonstration of the actual practice of tea ceremony.
It has become a very popular workshop, with many people saying that it was a unique and valuable experience and that it gave them inspiration to create their own works of art, as well as a chance to learn about the Japanese sense of beauty.
Date: May, 2013
Venue: Shiro Oni Studio
Photo: Kjell Hahn