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.

November 19, 2017 Sotanki

On Sunday, November 19, Sotanki, a memorial tea gathering in honor of Sen Sotan, was held at Nichiren Buddhist Temple. It started with Hanayose (flower offering), followed by Ku-cha (tea offering to Sotan) and Dr. Corbett’s lecture about “Women in Tea History.”

October 29, 2017 Huntington Chado demonstration

On Sunday, October 29, a Chado demonstration and tea service event was held at the Huntington Library and Gardens. It was a sold-out event and an additional demonstration was added to accommodate UCLA students. The participants observed a demonstration at the Seifuan Tea House before moving to the Ikebana House to experience a demonstration of Shunjudana temae and enjoying sweets … Read More