On January 29, 2012 The Chicago Urasenke Chapter held its annual Tatezome (New Year’s Tea Gathering) at the Japan Information Center in Chicago.
This video shows the Tatezome tea ceremony in its entirety – a full 30 minutes. It includes tokonoma viewing at the beginning and Haiken (viewing of tea utensils) portion towards the end. The host, hanto (assistant), and guests do an excellent job of demonstrating an authentic tea ceremony with proper etiquette in all its detail. While a little long, it is definitely worth watching!
Blake ( -_-)_υ