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SIT-ICT SMC Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop

SIT-ICT SMC Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop

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.

Grandmaster August Visit 2016

Grandmaster August Visit 2016

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 […]

NUS Sado Club Welcome Tea 2016

NUS Sado Club Welcome Tea 2016

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 […]

NUS Student Life Fair 2016

NUS Student Life Fair 2016

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)

Tutorial for Singapore Polytechnic on Cross Cultural Studies

Tutorial for Singapore Polytechnic on Cross Cultural Studies

From 19th to 21st July, we conducted the tutorials for Singapore Polytechnic students who were taking a module on Cross Cultural Studies. The students were shown a tenrai ceremony, which came together with a narration that helped to connect the tenets and principles of guest appreciation and hospitality in Japanese Tea Ceremony to what they were studying in their course. This was also demonstrated during the matcha-making workshop that followed after the ceremony, where they had the chance to experience […]

Performance at Continental Automotive

Performance at Continental Automotive

On the 11th of July, the club performed at Continental Automotive’s Continental Building as part of their Japan Week, where observers were able to enjoy a Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstration with a tabletop Tenrai set-up, as well as have a taste of ceremonial grade matcha at the end of the demonstration.

Tea Ceremony Demonstration and Workshop with Dadafish

Tea Ceremony Demonstration and Workshop with Dadafish

On the 18th of June, our club held our very first public Sado introductory session, which included a tea ceremony demonstration and hands-on workshop of fukusa-folding and matcha-making, in collaboration with the start-up company Dadafish. Dadafish is a start-up which connects hosts who are proficient in certain skills and people who want to pick up such skills together in an effortless manner. Do check out their website at www.dadafish.com or their app available on both Android and iPhone, as well […]

Performance at BroadcastAsia 2016

Performance at BroadcastAsia 2016

From 31st May to 3rd June, the club performed at an international exhibition “BroadcastAsia 2016” held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, providing a pleasant atmosphere with Japanese Tea Ceremony, hands-on workshops as well as other traditional Japanese activities such as the card game “Hanafuda”. The performances were part of a showcase for Panasonic’s 4K professional studio video cameras.

Sensei’s May Visit 2016

Sensei's May Visit 2016

This May’s Sensei Visit saw Kodera sensei and Nogami sensei conducting Okeiko for our club members over three days. The chabako was brought along from Japan once again, allowing those who did not have the chance to experience it last Sensei Visit to do so during this one. We also had the fortune to host several external guests who had interest in Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Innova JC Japanese Cultural Club Introductory Visit

Innova JC Japanese Cultural Club Introductory Visit

We had the opportunity to host Innova Junior College’s Japanese Cultural Club this week. During the introductory visit, they were able to experience a full Japanese tea ceremony which included a serving of matcha and traditional sweets and ask questions pertaining to the tea ceremony, as well as life in NUS.