Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop

Omotesenke School

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health threat, we are suspending public programs scheduled from March 16 through September 30, 2020. Morikami will continue to reevaluate and reassess as information about the virus and its impact on public health is presented.

This workshop teaches the basics of sadō – The Way of Tea – necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to participate as a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.

Students will have a chance to sit in the tatami room in seiza position (with knees bent and folded beneath the thighs). It is not mandatory though.

Please wear white socks and long pants or long skirt to the workshop.

Tea ceremony

2019-2020 Schedule


  • 1:30pm—3:30pm


  • Workshop 1: November 2, 2019
  • Workshop 2: January 18, 2020
  • Workshop 3: March 7, 2020
  • Workshop 4: June 13, 2020 (CANCELLED)


  • $40 per workshop


  • Seishin-an Tea House

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Yoshiko Hardick was born in Sasebo, Japan. From the time she was young, Hardick had been fascinated by traditional Japanese arts like Sado (tea ceremony), Nichibu (traditional dance) as well as a passion for classical ballet.

After getting married, Hardick moved to the U.S. and started her lifelong study of the tea ceremony.  She spent over 20 years studying under tea masters Atsuko Lefcourte and Chieko Mihori and received her cha mei (instructor name) Soukou in 2009. In 2012, she became a certified instructor of the Omote Senke School of Tea in Kyoto, Japan.   As with any Japanese traditional art form, it is a lifetime of learning and she continues her own study as well as teaching others.

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