2019 SF Int'l Conference on Chanoyu & Tea Cultures

Sunday, April 28 - 9:00 am
San Francisco State University (HUM 133 & HUM 578)

The 6th Ocha Zanmai:
2019 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures

College of Liberal & Creative Arts, San Francisco State University
Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, San Francisco State University
(Registration desk hours: 8:30 AM - 4 PM; conference hours 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM)

THEME: International Commerce and the Development of Tea Cultures

Download the conference program HERE.
LECTURES (listed in the order of presentation)
  • "Historical Review of the Spread of Tea (Chāy) and its Consumption in the Persian World” by Dr. Mitra Ara, Associate Professor of Persian Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, San Francisco State University.
  • “From North and from South: The Reception of Karamono Tea Wares in Japan imported from China” by Dr. Tamaki Yano, Professor of Cultural Informatics, Doshisha University.
  • “Vessels Transformed: Chinese Tea Caddies and Korean Teabowls in Japan” by Dr. Andrew L. Maske, Associate Professor of Art History, School of Art and Visual Studies, University of Kentucky.
  • “Imported Textiles and Japanese Tea Culture” by Mr. Kazuhiro Suzuki, Director, Suzuki Research Institute of Ancient Textiles.
  • Kinran金襴, donsu緞子, nishiki brocade錦, kanto間道, etc. by the Suzuki Research Institute of Ancient Textiles, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Various kinds of tea from Asia (Persian, Chinese, etc.)
  • A bowl of premium quality matcha will also be served
Networking Time (after the academic program)
  • Everyone is welcome!
  • If you can, please bring a bottle of non-alcoholic beverage, a bag of snacks, tea bags, or other light refreshments you have at your home to share. We will collect them in the morning at the registration desk. Thank you!

Click HERE to register for the conference

(SFSU and USF faculty and staff, please purchase the discounted "Student" ticket.)
Event contact: 
Midori McKeon
Event email: 
Event phone: 
(415) 338-1346