The Mobile Tea Garden
Friday, September 14, 2012 | 12-8pm
Tenri Cultural Institute
43 West 13th Street #A, New York, NY 10011
Cross Streets: Between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue
Subways: L to 6 Av; F, M to 14 St (6 Av); N, Q, R, L, 4, 5, 6 to 14 St-Union Sq
Buses: M5 to Av of the Americas-W 12 St; M14AD to W 14 St-6 Av; M5, M7, X1, X10B, X10C, X12, X17 to Av of the Americas-W 14 St
Take a moment on the afternoon of Friday, September 14, 2012 to visit the haven of peace that is the Mobile Tea Garden. Artist and tea expert Ines Sun will accomplish the time-honored act of serving tea, a practice of humility and “refined poverty,” as described by Sen no Rikyū (b.1522), arguably the greatest influence on the Japanese chanoyu, or “way of tea,” ritual.
The Mobile Tea Garden is a unique environment made of large-scale naturally dyed silk textile, paintings, sculptures, sound installation, responsive projection, physical performance, and the action of making and drinking tea to engage all five senses. Sun invites a small group of volunteers to participate and create their own unique tea rituals at the Mobile Tea Garden. Visit www.inessun.com to get in touch.
Presented by Tenri Cultural Institute.