TEA CEREMONY DEMONSTRATION BY MARJORIE YAP
GRAND LOBBY 11:00AM
Marjorie Yap has been a student of Tea since 1982. She spent an intensive year studying Chado in Kyoto, Japan, at the Urasenke Chanoyu Headquarters. Marjorie received her Chamei (tea name) “Soya” and teaching credentials from Japan in 2002. She has assisted teaching the art history class, Chado and Japanese Aesthetics at the University of Washington. She also has guest lectured at Portland Community College on Tea Ceramics and at Sarah Lawrence College on The Tea Ceremony and Theatre Arts. She is the founder of Issoan Tea School.
Ikebana demonstration by Nana Goto Bellerud
GRAND LOBBY 12:00Pm
Nana Goto Bellerud is originally from Japan and has been studying ikebana for over ten years. She has been actively exhibiting at the venues including the Portland Japanese Garden, Portland Art Museum, and many other places, as well as teaching classes and workshops. Her goal is to inspire and intrigue people with ikebana!
BONSAI DEMONSTRATION BY ALAN TAFT
GRAND LOBBY 1:00PM
Alan has been into bonsai for more than 40 years. A crazy plant nut who joined the Oregon Camellia Society 35 years ago. Camellias in containers can allow one to have lots of varieties in a small space. Alan will demonstrate the art of combining the principles of bonsai with the camellia plant.