Learn to Make Bamboo Tea Scoops at Globus Washitsu

CHASHAKU Carving 2022

Saturday, February 19 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Globus Washitsu – 889 Broadway, PHC (at 19th Street)

Admission: $100

In the Japanese tradition of tea ceremony, the bamboo tea scoop, or chashaku, is known as the “Tea Master’s Katana.” Tea masters have carved their own chashaku since ancient times. If taught properly, anyone can make a chashaku easily.

At this in-person event at Globus Washitsu, tea ceremony master Yoshitsugu Nagano will instruct participants how to carve a chashaku using an aramage, a piece of bamboo that is already bent.

To register for the workshop, please visit Nagano’s Eventbrite page.

Chashaku carving. Photo ©Yoshitsugu Nagano


Explanation of Chashaku

  • History
  • Types
  • Famous Chashaku

Explanation of Cutting Method

  • Dimensions
  • Procedure
  • Tools

Name Your Chashaku

  • The idea of a name
  • Names of famous tea masters’ chashaku

Make Matcha Using the Completed Chashaku

Program subject to change

Included in the price

  • Aramage bamboo
  • Matcha tea
  • Use of tools
Chashaku and tea caddy. Photo ©Yoshitsugu Nagano

Dress Code

Since you will be sitting for long periods of time, wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Please bring clean, white socks.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • All participants must show proof of vaccination at the door.(Please note that you will not enter if you do not present this form.)
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Organizers will disinfect your hands and take your temperature at the entrance. If you have a fever, you cannot participate.
  • The tea ceremony may be cancelled due to the future outbreak of the coronavirus. In the event of cancellation, the participation fee will be refunded.

The staff will take pictures during the event which may be used for publicity purposes at a later date.

Use of knives may result in injury. The organizer will not be responsible for any injuries or accidents.

Tea Ceremony Master Yoshitsugu Nagano

About Yoshitsugu Nagano

Yoshitsugu Nagano is a licensed tea master of the Ueda Soko-Ryu school, which samurai warriors founded more 400 years ago. Currently based in New York, Nagano hosts tea ceremonies and teaches tea ceremony classes. He has established a style of modern tea ceremony that incorporates new expressions into the traditional tea ceremony to create new way of engagement.