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.
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
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
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
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.