Mr. Toshio OHI to speak at W&L

Mr. Toshio OHI, 11th-generation descendant of the illustrious Ohi family of potters in the city of Kanazawa, will be giving a talk at Washington and Lee University on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10 am-11 am in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library. The title of his talk is The Cultural Importance of the Tea Bowl, A Venerated Tradition in Japan. Following the lecture from around 11:00 am, the Chanoyu Tea Society of W&L will be serving sweets and tea in the Senshin'an Tea Room (洗心庵), a tea room named by Sen Genshitsu Daisosho (Watson Pavilion). This talk is sponsored by East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. For more information contact Janet Ikeda at