Duxbury, MA

Experience The Last Japanese Tea Ceremony Of The Season At Local Museum

Dianna Carney

(DUXBURY, MA) The Art Complex Museum has announced they are hosting their final traditional Japanese tea ceremony of the season, offering guests one last unique experience of "Japanese formality and spiritual aestheticism."

This final tea ceremony of the season will take place at the museum's tea house, known as Sho-fu-an or "Wind in the Pines." This tea house was designed by Sano Gofu and built in Japan in 1969. It was then reassembled in Duxbury in 1975 under the direction of Yasahiro Iguchi of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Tea House is dedicated to Kojiro and Harriet Tomita, long-time friends of Art Complex Museum co-founders, Carl and Edith Weyerhaeuser.

"The Tea Garden, or roji, is intended to prepare the body and mind for the tea ceremony by bringing visitors closer to nature. The Art Complex Museum roji is adapted to accommodate the many viewers of the ceremony and includes important features: stones, lantern, water basin, stepping-stone pathway, and simple plant material." - Art Complex Musuem

The ceremony, which involves the ritual practice of preparing and drinking tea, is a symbolic art form deeply rooted in Japanese culture. Hosted by tea masters from Urasenke Boston, this outdoor event promises to be a captivating experience. Whether you are a tea enthusiast or simply curious to learn more about Japanese culture, this event is not to be missed.

The Art Complex Museum's last Japanese Tea Ceremony of the season will be held on September 24th starting at 2:00 pm. The event is free of charge and registration is not required. All are welcome to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors. For more information, visit the museum's website or contact the Art Complex Museum directly.

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