Jo-ha-kyū: Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

May 3 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Please note: Times listed are local times (CT or MT) depending on the location of the event
About this event
Beginning.break.rapid, on view at Bemis Center through June 2, brings together new and recent work by artists Kenji Fujita and Barbara Takenaga. Exhibition curator and fellow artist Sheila Pepe attributes the common baseline thumping through both artists’ processes to the Japanese term “Jo-ha-kyū”. Translated into English as beginning-break-rapid, the term describes a structural aesthetic of forms in motion, originally conceived at the invention of Noh theater. The traditional Japanese tea ceremony also follows the Jo-ha-kyū routine where the preparations take time while drinking the tea in three sips and passing back the bowl is rather fast. At this participatory performance, the choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese Matcha green tea will be performed by Kano Aono, a Japanese exchange student studying at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Guests will be invited to drink tea and discuss how the two artists’ works speak to each other. Free and open to the public. RSVP is requested. Hosted in partnership with Omaha Sister Cities Association.
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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
United States
Phone: 4023417130