Chado (Japanese Tea Ceremony)

Tokonoma Gallery and Green Tea House is a beautiful little place in the Gold Coast Hinterland. It's an art gallery cum eatery designed around a Japanense Australian combo theme. The food is delicious and so artfully presented with Japanese style.

It's the brain child of Margaret Price who has a long history and love of all things Japanese. From June 11, Margaret is also offering instruction on the Japanese Tea Ceremony on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30.

Margaret has set up a tatami space in Tokonoma Gallery where students will practice both making and receiving tea while discovering the spiritual and aesthetic allure of Chado. If you would like to get centred and bring more beauty and tranquillity into your life, do give Chado a try.

Margaret has been a practitioner in the Urasenke discipline for 30 years and is co-founder of Chiichanakai (The Little Tea Society) based in Tokyo.

Details: Fee: $20 per each 2-hour session or $60 for 4 sessions paid in advance. One-off registration fee $20. Students must commit to a minimum of three months (12 lessons). Class size is limited to six. Introductory session (June 11 9:00-11:00) $10 For the introductory session please bring a pair of white socks. Reservations required.

Tokonoma, 442, Springbrook Road, Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast. p 5530 2378.