Talking Tea: Artful Tea

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This week on Talking Tea we
chat with Morgan Beard of Urasenke Philadelphia, an organization
dedicated to practicing and teaching the Japanese way of tea.
 We recorded our podcast inside the amazing Japanese galleries
at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which include a complete tea
house and garden as well as centuries-old tea utensils and
masterpieces of Japanese art. 

Morgan talks with us
about some of the objects in the galleries (including the tea bowl
shown here), and about how Japanese traditions of tea and
aesthetics come together in the spirituality of the Way of Tea.

For information on Urasenke
Philadelphia’s classes and events, go to its website at

More on the Philadelphia
Museum of Art’s Japanese collections and its extraordinary upcoming
show on the art of the Kano period is at the Museum’s

tea events at
 the Japanese House and Garden in
Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, is at



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organization featured, please email us at

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This podcast features
music from “Japanese Flowers”
( by mpgiiiBEATS
( available under a Creative Commons
Attribution 3.0 Unported license
( Adapted from

Tea bowl photo
courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art.


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