"The purpose of the SABIÉ tea events are not to tear away the long-standing
heritage of the Japanese tradition of tea and give it a new, novel facade,
but to constantly re-examine the multifaceted fundamentals of chanoyu culture
and communicate that essence to people of present-day society."
These are the words of SABIÉ's 1st president, Masakazu Izumi (1958-2003).
SABIÉ faces the present of chanoyu culture and seeks its essence.