November 15, 2020 Sotanki

Sotanki ZOOMNovember 15, 2020On Sunday, November 15, 2020, the annual Sotanki was conducted at Showaken, the late Mme. Sosei Matsumoto’s tearoom and virtually to commemorate Sotan, the Grand Master Ⅲ. The host, Mr. Soyu Garcia, the assistant, Mr. Sogen Charnof, and the head guest, Mme. Soyu Uyesugi gathered at the venue, and 46 other participants joined via Zoom due to … Read More

October 24, 2020 Wagashi Making Workshop “Nerikiri 202”

Wagashi Making Workshop “Nerikiri 202” ZOOMOctober 24, 2020On October 24, 2020, the day when the autumn breeze finally blew into Los Angeles, we held the second Japanese sweets-making workshop over Zoom. This time, it was conducted as a fundraising event. Thirty-six people, including association members and their friends, applied to participate, and several groups participated with their children. We learned … Read More

August 29, 2020 Wagashi Making Workshop “Nerikiri 201”

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, Wagashi Making Workshop “Nerikiri 201” was held via Zoom – Urasenke Tankokai Los Angeles Association’s first attempt at a virtual event. Over 60 members and families attended the workshop and enjoyed making wagashi or Japanese sweets. The instructor was Ms. Nobue Kodama, a member of the Zenshuji chadobu. She also prepared nicely packed ingredients for … Read More

November 17, 2019 Sotanki

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, the annual Sotanki was conducted at Nichiren Temple to commemorate the great tea master, Sotan, who was Grand Master III. This was a first fundraising Sotanki with a meal. First, sixty-eight people enjoyed tenshin, a light meal. Then all participants moved to the tearoom. There was a scroll of “kanza shofu wo kiku”- when you … Read More

October 20, 2019 Huntington Teahouse Tour & Tea Experience

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, a Chado demonstration was held at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Approximately 65 people were welcomed to a wonderful time of experiencing Japanese culture. First, the docent lectured about the architecture of tea house including a tearoom with alcove and a preparation room at the tea house Seifuan. … Read More

August 10 & 11, 2019 Nisei Week Chado Demonstration

On August 10th and 11th, Urasenke Tankokai held Tea Ceremony Demonstrations as one of Nisei Week Festival activities at the Japanese American Cultural Community Center (JACCC) in Little Tokyo. There were more than 300 visitors who were interested in the art of Tea. Not only adults, but children as well. Because of the interest, a total of 14 Tea Ceremony … Read More