Japanese Tea Ceremony - view point

The Japan-Norway Society and Ekeberg Sculpture Park are pleased to invite to Japanese Tea Ceremony in the beautiful forest. We hold 3 different tea ceremonies at 3 different places in the park, in Pavilion, beside the pond, and around an art piece “CHLOE”. Experience the spirit of Japanese Tea Ceremony in the Norwegian Nature!

Viewpoint at Ekebergrestauranten:
An important part of the tea ceremony is the meditation it provides. In the station surrounding the artwork Chloé by the artist Jaume Plensa, we will focus on this part, making time and opportunity for your to relax and enjoy the fleeting moment as tea is being made. How you view the artwork and the ceremony will differ depending on where you sit, so this can be a foundation for a good conversation afterwards with the other participants.

We will utilize the wabicha elements of the tea ceremony, using simple and imperfect tools, focusing entirely at the task at hand. The unfinished circle also provides an example of the Japanese Ensō, a finished or unfinished circle often used in Japanese ink paintings and Zen.

How you choose to treat this moment is up to you, but we ask that any questions will be asked after the ceremony has been completed, so that everyone can enjoy their own meditative experience.

Urasenke by Håkon Vadstein