On the 3rd and 4th of February, NUS Sado Club participated in the annual NUS Japanese Cultural Festival where lots of Japanese culture related booths were set up for the public to enjoy. We performed Usucha ceremonies and served the public matcha and higashi, as well as sold kanzashi (Japanese hair ornaments) to complement the experience.
Sensei’s January visit this year spanned from 13-15th January. Kodera sensei conducted two Hatsugama sessions on Friday and Saturday, allowing both student and alumni members, as well as NTU Sado Club members to experience this rare event. A mini kaiseki osechi meal was served before the Hatsugama service. WSSH Sado Club members and their teachers also visited on Friday evening, with sufficient time for okeiko practice.
On the 21st of December, our sister club NTU Sado Club visited us for an exchange visit. We were able to perform Usucha Hirademae for them, as well as introduce to them some of the tools being used in the ceremony itself. Members from both sides enjoyed bonding with each other. We look forward to future events together!
As per the previous 4 years, our club hosted students from Waseda Shibuya Senior High’s tea club. Lak Jin demonstrated the Tabidansu otemae. Okashi this year is Kashiwamochi.
From the 28th to the 30th of October, we were honoured to be part of the Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, Singapore (CLAIR) booth set up at the Japan Travel Fair 2016 in Takashimaya B2. We were able to demonstrate the Obon ceremony to the public, letting participants understand more about the cultural aspects of Japanese Tea Ceremony, and also gave out samples of ceremonial grade tea to passers-by.
On the 7th of October, in support of NUS World Food Week, NUS Sado Club held an event, Japanese Tea Ceremony X Matcha Cafe, at the open space on the first floor of AS 8 at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. We were able to showcase the art of Japanese Tea Ceremony to many passers-by, both students and staff alike, and served pay-what-you-want matcha and mochi. Photos courtesy of NUS Office of Environmental Sustainability.
On two consecutive Saturdays, 24 Sept and 1 Oct, we hosted SIT-ICT SMC’s Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstration and hands-on workshop, where participants were able to experience Tea Ceremony as a guest, as well as learn how to make matcha on their own. Photos courtesy of SIT-ICT SMC.
From 25 to 27 August, we had the honour of having our Grandmaster as well as our Senseis from Japan come down to our clubroom to teach us and guide us along our practice. Day 1 saw our club members having a morning to afternoon session of practice by Oiemoto, Goto Sensei, Kodera Sensei and Nogami Sensei, followed by dinner where the certification presentation ceremony for our members who attained their respective proficiency levels was held. Day 2 involved a […]
Hello NUS freshies! Hope you are all doing well in this new semester. Looking for a fragment of serenity in this hectic academic torrent? NUS Sado Club will be having our welcome tea next Wednesday. Do come and join us for a cup of matcha~! (Psst it is the only welcome tea where you can find real tea) Location: AS4 03-23 (Culture Room), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Date: 17 August, Wednesday Sessions: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm What […]
Hello all! Welcome, freshies, to an exciting journey at NUS, and an even more exciting time at NUS Sado Club! Life in NUS is incomplete without a club, so if you are interested in Japanese culture, do check us out and find out more about us at this Student Life Fair (11-13 Aug) @ UTOWN Sports Hall 2. (Look out for the huge red umbrella, that’s us ;D)