August 11, 2018 Long Beach Japanese Language School chado demonstration and workshop

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, we held chado demonstration and make-your-own-tea workshop at the Long Beach Japanese Language School. Over 80 students aging from kinder to adult participated in the event. After watching the bonryaku temae demonstration, each student tried their first tea making experience. It was great to see so many smiles who enjoyed the Japanese sweets from Kyoto … Read More

July 14 and 15, 2018 Lotus Festival

On Saturday July 14 and Sunday July 15, 2018, the 38th Annual Los Angeles Lotus Festival was held at Echo Park Lake. At the request of the City of Los Angeles, the Urasenke Tankokai L A Association organized a chado experience for the general public. During the two-day festival, over 600 people enjoyed a bowl of tea, watched the shunjudana … Read More

May 2, 2018 Chado demonstration for the students from Cal Poly Pomona

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, chado demonstration was held at the Huntington gardens in San Marino for the students from Cal Poly Pomona. As part of their class, the students visited the Japanese garden and the Seifuan tea house. In the Ikebana House, they watched the misono-dana temae demonstration and received a bowl of tea. Every student enjoyed the experience.

April 22, 2018 Huntington Chado demonstration

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, the Chado demonstration was held at Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. The gate leading to the Japanese tea house Seifuan, which is normally closed to public, welcomed the guests for this special occasion. This event has been held twice a year since 2012. More than 60 guests enjoyed the … Read More

April 15, 2018 Sakura Matsuri

The city of Glendale hosted Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) at Brand Park in Glendale on Sunday, April 15, 2018. We participated in the festival for the first time and held ‘make your own tea’ workshop. In the Japanese garden area, where the Shoseian tea house is situated, various Japanese booths were set up to exhibit the Japanese culture, including … Read More

January 22, 2018 Chakai at Seifuan Tea House

On Monday, January 22, 2018, a tea gathering was held at the Seifuan tea house in the Japanese garden of The Huntington in San Marino, California. The main guest was Mr. Michikazu Taneda, a Kongo Scool Noh actor from Japan. He is visiting Los Angeles as part of Japan Cultural Envoy and will give a lecture on Noh at the … Read More

December 5, 2017 The Emperor’s Birthday Reception

On Tuesday, December 5, a reception celebrating the December 23 birthday of the Heisei Emperor was held at the Official Residence of the Japanese Consul General in Los Angeles. An outdoor Chado demonstration by our association was included in the official program. Over100 guests enjoyed matcha tea and we all celebrated the Emperor’s birthday.