Japanese Tea Ceremony with SaBi Tea Arts

Loading Events

« All Events

Japanese Tea Ceremony with SaBi Tea Arts

May 25 @ 1:00 PM 4:30 PM


Join us as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month with an intimate Japanese tea ceremony in the Roedde House parlour, presented by Maiko Behr of SaBi Tea Arts. This program is made possible through funding by The Dōjin Japanese Arts Society.

We will be holding two sessions on Saturday May 25th: one starting 1:00 pm and one starting at 3:00 pm. There will be a maximum of 10 participants in each session.

Although the practice of preparing tea for guests integrating Zen aesthetics and following carefully prescribed movements and protocols dates back more than 450 years, the forms are constantly evolving to suit the times. Using a modern-era tea table to prepare and serve the traditional matcha tea, Maiko will provide an introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony but with particular attention to the period of the encounter between East and West at the turn of the 20th century, contemporary with Roedde House. Step back in time with us for a glimpse at this interesting historical moment when traditional arts were adapting to the modern world.

Matcha (stone-milled green tea) and a traditional Japanese sweet will be served. Sweets may contain beans, sugar, rice powder, and agar jelly. If you have dietary concerns, please contact us in advance. Due to the nature of the program, substitutions may not be possible.

About Dojin Arts:

The Dōjin Japanese Arts Society 同仁文化会 offers a variety of interactive experiences and educational programs aimed at fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japanese cultural heritage. To find our more, please visit: www.dojinarts.org

Maiko Behr has worked as a Japanese-to-English translator, curator, and consultant specializing in Japanese arts for over 20 years. She is the founder and Executive Director of the recently-established Dōjin Japanese Arts Society  and the owner of SaBi Tea Arts, where she teaches chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony) in the Omotesenke tradition and kōdō (Japanese incense ceremony) in the Senzan Goryū tradition.

Important Info:

  • Ticket holders should arrive on time.
  • Capacity will be limited.
  • Limited street parking is available on Robson and in the West End. Parking spots are scarce in the neighbourhood, so give yourself some extra time or use public transportation. (Closest Skytrain station: Burrard. We are on the #5 Robson bus route). 

Roedde House Museum

1415 Barclay Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1J6 Canada
+ Google Map
View Venue Website