Tea and Japanese Cultural Events
Fall 2012 EVENTS
*November 3, 2012 Saturday 10-12 noon
Tea Demonstrations for Parents & Family Weekend - All Welcome
*October 26, 2012
Tea Demonstration and Lecture for JMU Seminar
*September 25, 2012
Tea Demonstration and Lecture for Amherst County High School students
Winter and Spring 2012 EVENTS
*June 4, 2012
Tea Demonstration for Reeves Center Summer Interns
*May 15, 2012
Tea Demonstration and Lecture for Professor Lubin's REL 333 Meditation and Self Knowledge
*May 9, 2012
Tea Demonstration and Lecture for Professor Velasquez's POL 297 A Course about Nothing
*April 1, 2012
Public Tea Gathering for Centennial Celebration of Cherry Blossoms
Public invited to view new tea room name and gift of utensils from Dr. Genshitsu
Sen, 15th generation Grand Master of the Urasenke Tradition of Tea.
*March 27, 2012
Tea Demonstration for visiting group from Kendal
*February 14, 2012
Tea Demonstration for Professor LeBlanc's POL 227,
East Asian Politics class
*January 29, 2012
Tea Demonstration for local Girl Scout Troops
Wonderful questions and lively curiosity!
FALL TERM 2011 EVENTS
*October 25, 2011
Tea Room Name Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony
Click here for article.
*October 19, 2011 Kaiseki Lecture
"Kaiseki - Four Seasons, Four dishes" Lecture and Special Miso Tasting by Larry Tiscornia and Kimika Takechi
*October 20, 2011
Special Kaiseki Workshop for LIT223 students
*October 21, 2011
Special One-Hour Kaiseki Class for W&L community
*October 29, 2011 Parents and Family Weekend
Tea Demonstration 10-12 noon
*December 2, 2011
Tea Ceremony Demonstrations for VMI class and Shenandoah University class
FALL TERM 2010 EVENTS
*September 27,2010 Friday
Virginia Network Institutional Representatives Meeting at W&L
Watson Pavilion, Tea Lecture and Demonstration
Hillel House, Luncheon, Speaker and Meeting
WINTER TERM 2010 EVENTS
* January 18, 2010 Monday
Centre College Class 10-12 noon
* February 15, 2010 Monday
Urasenke Tea Instructor Glenn Pereira
Public Lecture: "Planning a Japanese Tea Gathering: Themes, Utensils and Sweets"
7:30 pm Science A114
* February 16, 2010 Tuesday
LIT 223 Sweet-Making Class with Glenn Pereira
Sweets: uguisu mochi, dry higashi, konashi
Morris House kitchen
* February 16, 2010 Tuesday
Tea Society Master Class with Glenn Pereira
6:30 pm Koicha, Nagaita Usucha
* March 9, 2010 Tuesday
Evening Tea for Johnson Scholar Finalists
* April 7, 2010 Wednesday
Tea for Fraternity and Sorority House Directors
Alumni Weekend Tea Openhouse
FALL TERM 2009 EVENTS
* September 24, 2009 Thursday
Wintergreen Performing Arts Board
* October 20, 2009 Saturday
Young Alumni Weekend/Homecoming (Open to the Public)
* October 31, 2009 Saturday
Parents' Weekend (Open to the Public)
TEA GALA AND GRAND OPENING
The Opening of the Reeves Center Tearoom took place February 2, 2007 in conjunction with a meeting of the Board of Trustees. Minister Akitaka Saiki, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. joined President Ruscio and Rector Phillip Norwood in giving the opening remarks to celebrate this momentous occasion
A community Tea Gala on Saturday February 3, 2007 drew over 150 guests to take part in receiving a traditional sweet and bowl of whisked tea.
Reeves Center Lecture Series
Monday, February 26, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. William LaFleur, E. Dale Saunders Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
"Preparing for Tea: Poetry and Spirituality in Japan before Chanoyu"
Monday, March 5, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium
Speaker: Stephen Addiss, Professor of Art History, University of Richmond.
"Art for Eyes and Hands: Scrolls and Ceramics in the Tea Ceremony"
Monday, March 12, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium
Speaker: Christine Guth, Fellow, Stanford University.
"The Tea Ceremony and the Aesthetics of Recycling"
Monday, March 19, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium
Speaker: William Sargent, Curator, Asian Export Art, Peabody Essex Museum.
"Lately brought from China" The Arts of Japan for the Western World"
Sponsored by the Reeves Center, Department of Art, and Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures