Reunion Between the Tunes of the Guqin and the Ritual of Matcha

  • 1:00-1:45pm
  • 3:00-3:45pm

This event offers a special opportunity to savor the sounds of ancient Guqin or Chinese lyre music from the Northern Song Dynasty and witness a demonstration of the traditional Matcha tea ceremony. The Guqin performance will be conducted by Liu Li, a renowned Guqin virtuoso and the president of the New York Guqin Association. Meanwhile, the tea ceremony will be performed by tea master Nagano Yoshitsugu.

The culture of Matcha dates back to the Northern Song Dynasty in China, approximately a thousand years ago. Emperor Huizong of the Northern Song Dynasty, known for his contributions to Matcha culture, authored the “Da Guan Tea Classic.” He was also celebrated as a master of calligraphy, painting, and the Guqin. As you listen to the graceful melodies of the Guqin and savor the aroma of Matcha, allow yourself to be transported back to the ancient Chinese capital a millennium ago. Please join Chanoyu Week NYC 2023 for the reunion between the Guqin and the Matcha ceremony at Fu Qiumeng Fine Art.