Staff / Ula Mach-Bryson – lecturer

Name: Urszula Mach-Bryson

e-mail: u.mach-bryson@uw.edu.pl

Title: M.A.

Research interest:
Japanese philosophy, religion, art, traditional culture (the Way of Tea)

Current position:
Lecturer, Japan Studies at Warsaw University from 2008 to present
Master studies student adviser

Biographical details:
2002 M.A.
Thesis title: The Imagery of Pure Land (jōdo) of Amida Buddha in Japanese Iconography from 7th through 12th Century
2007 Japanese Way of Tea instructor license (Gakkō Chadō Kyōju) and Tea name received within Urasenke Tradition of Tea
Extensive experience teaching the tradition of the Japanese Way of Tea at the academic level, hundreds of public and private presentations sharing and promoting the Japanese Way of Tea throughout Poland and in Japan, Finland, Lithuania, Jordan, Egypt and the United States.

Research experience:
2000-2001 Scholarship at Dōshisha University, Kyoto
2005-2007 Scholarship at Urasenke Gakuen, Kyoto

Publications:
2014 The Grzebień w supraporcie. Rodzina cesarska i chanoyu (The Comb in the Overdoor – The Imperial Household and Chanoyu) in: Z chryzantemą w herbie. W 10. rocznicę wizyty Ich Cesarskich Mości, Cesarza i Cesarzowej Japonii na Uniwersytcie Warszawskim, Urszula Mach-Bryson and Anna Zalewska (ed.), Japonica, Warsaw, pp. 125-140.

2013 Etyczne i estetyczne wartości Drogi Herbaty w filozofii Hisamatsu Shin’ichiego (Values in the Way of Tea from the perspective of Hisamatsu Shin’ichi’s Philosophy), in: W kręgu wartości kultury Japonii. W 140 rocznicę urodzin Nishidy Kitarō (1870-1945), Agnieszka Kozyra (ed.), WUW, Warsaw, pp. 127-149.

2013 Nō i chanoyu. Pomiędzy sztuką teatru a sztuką herbaty (Noh and Chanoyu. Correlations between the art of theater and the art of tea), in: Dwa filary japońskiej kultury – literatura i sztuki performatywne, Beata Kubiak Ho-Chi and Iga Rutkowska (ed.), Japonica, Warsaw, pp. 255-279.

2012 Chanoyu w Polsce (Chanoyu in Poland), in: Japonia w Polsce, Beata Kubiak Ho-chi (ed.), WUW, Warsaw, pp. 85-108.

2009 Kadzidło w drodze herbaty (Incense in the Way of Tea), in: Dziesięć wieków Genji monogatari w kulturze Japonii, I. Kordzińska-Nawrocka (ed.), WUW, Warsaw, pp. 271-286.

2009 Urasenke – tradycja pewnego domu (Urasenke, the Tradition of a Household), in: Polska i Japonia. W 50. rocznicęwznowienia stosunków oficjalnych, E. Pałasz-Rutkowska (ed.), WUW, Warsaw, pp. 297-326.

Articles:
2011 Spotkania herbaciane (Tea Gatherings), Uniwersytet Warszawski. Pismo Uczelni (Warsaw University Magazine) nr 1(51)/2011, pp 24-25.

Association Memberships:
Polskie Stowarzyszenie Badań Japonistycznych (Polish Association for Japanese Studies) Chanoyu Bunka Gakkai (Society for the Study of Tea Culture)
Stowarzyszenie Drogi Herbaty Urasenke Tankōkai Sunshinkai (Chadō Urasenke Tankōkai Warsaw Sunshin Association)

Conference Presentations:

2008 Incense in the Way of Tea: presentation during conference “Commemoration of the 1000-year anniversary of Genji monogatari (Tale of Genji) in the culture of Japan”, Warsaw University

2009 Chanoyu in Poland: presentation during “Poland in Japan, Japan in Poland” symposium, Third Japan Days at Warsaw University
2010 Values in the Way of Tea from the perspective of Hisamatsu Shin’ichi’s Philosophy: presentation during conference “Values in Japanese Culture”, Fourth Japan Days at Warsaw University

2011 Noh and Chanoyu: presentation during “Literature and Performative Arts” conference, Fifth Japan Days at Warsaw University

2011 The Japanese Way of Tea: presentation during Japan Days at Łódź University

2012 The Imperial Household and Chanoyu: presentation during the conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Imperial visit of the Emperor and Empress of Japan to Warsaw University, Sixth Japan Days at Warsaw University

2013 Hisamatsu Shin’ichi and the Zen upbringing: presentation during conference commemorating the fifth anniversary of initializing Japanese Studies at Copernicus University and in memory of Professor Roman S. Ingarden (1920-2011), Copernicus University, Toruń

2013 Symbolism and Aesthetics of the Japanese Tea Garden (Roji): presentation during the international conference “Researching Japan in Social Sciences and Humanities”, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Science, Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw

2014 On jars and all-time masters. Chanoyu as revealed by Yamanoue Sōji: presentation during the international conference “Polyphony of Expression in Japanese Culture”, Warsaw University

2015 Animals in Japanese Buddhist Mandalas: presentation during “Animals in Japanese Culture” conference, Warsaw University