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05/22/2016 - 05/23/2016
Dinner: Wabi and Now

May 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$250 per person

May 23, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$250 per person

The art of the tea ceremony was born in Japan, during the Muromachi era between 14th and 16th centuries. The tea ceremony presents the season of the moment and the master’s thoughts. You can feel the art of the tea ceremony, calligraphy, flower arrangement, ceramics, sake and confectionery with the five senses, grasp the thoughts of the master, empathize with time and space. Each is an individual art but inside the tea room, they become one. This is not just “art”. It has a potential value of being something more.

“Dinner Wabi and Now” is a special collaborative event. Seven Japanese artists explore the theme of Japanese beauty “Wabi.”

18:00 – 19:15
Kaiseki cuisine by chef Fujiko Aoki with Sake by Shichi Hon Yari
Ceramics by Akihiro Nikaido

19:15 – 19:30

19:30 – 20:00
Performance of calligraphy by Satoshi Nemoto and flower arrangement by Mario Hirama
Ceramics by Akihiro Nikaido

20:00 – 21:00
Tea ceremony by Souheki Mori of Tea-Whisk with confectionery by Shiho Sakamoto
Ceramics by Akihiro Nikaido

Kaiseki Menu

吸い物碗 (Suimono-wan)
Spring vegetable tofu in Japanese clear soup

Kelp marinated fluke with uni and black truffle

八寸 (Hassun)
Seasonal assortment from the sea and mountains

箸休め (Hashiyasume)
Water melon with sour dashi jelly

強肴 (Shiizakana)
Sake lees(Shichi hon yari) marinated and grilled salmon

ごはん・香の物 (Gohan・Kounomono)
Sakura shrimp (Sergia lucens) rice with pickles

Sake List
冨田酒造「七本鎗」Shichi hon yari

*'Wabi and Now' gift bag included a sake by Shichi Hon Yari and a sake cup by Nikaido.

Co-organized by Souheki Mori

220 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011