On Sunday, September 30, 2018, more than 90 people joined our Kikuzuki Fundraising Chakai held at Zenshuji Temple in downtown L.A. After a cup of hot water and beautiful autumn sweets at the waiting room, the guests received a bowl of thick tea in the main tearoom. Following, the guests move to another location to enjoy sweets and a bowl … Read More
On Sunday, August 26, chado demonstration and workshop was held at the Japan House in Hollywood. Following London and Sao Paulo, Japan House Los Angeles is the new cultural home of Japan created by the Government of Japan. As part of the Grand Opening events, We presented the chado demonstration and ‘make your own tea’ workshop. Over 60 guests enjoyed … Read More
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
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
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.