Introduction to Bamboo Craft as used for Chanoyu

Bright droplets in the morning!
Sound of the dew
Dripping in the bamboo


Instructor: Jan Waldmann
Sunday, August 14, 2022: 10:00–4:30 pm

Capacity: 6 Participants

Fee: Supporter: 90$,  Participant: 75$,  Supported: 55$

The Japanese word for bamboo is “take”—a simple and unadorned grass.  Bamboo is a very strong plant known for its flexibility and strength, it is also symbolic of purity and innocence. This workshop is designed to explore simple techniques in working with bamboo. Items used in traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony will be emphasized including futaoki, serving dishes and vases


9:30 am: Arrival

10:00 am–12:30 pm: Introductions, Ground Rules, Q&A

Demonstration of working with Bamboo & Safety Issues & Discussion of items to be made.

During this time, we will explore various techniques in working with and cutting bamboo.

12:30–1:30 pm: Lunch and Tea

1:30–4:30 pm: Work Period, and Cleanup

During this time people will work and complete their projects

Each participant should be able to finish at least 3 items.

All Bamboo and tools are provided though you may bring your own if you have them.

Bring your own lunch, Tea will be provided.

NOTE: If “Out of Stock,” please try to select another fee level from the drop down menu.

Registration is your payment in full. Receipt is email confirmation.

Please read the cancellation Policy.

Parking is limited, carpool if you can.

We respect each person’s decision-making wisdom to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of all communicable diseases. Face coverings are welcome but not mandatory. Our winter indoor workshops take place in a 20’ x 25’ studio. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.

Richard Brandt
Heart Fire Sanctuary
14305 SE 242 Ave
Damascus, Or 97089