April 24, 2017 Chado Demonstration at Da Vinci High School

On Monday, April 24, 2017, the Chado demonstration was held at Da Vinci High School in Hawthorne City, CA. 28 Students participated in the event. After the brief introduction of the history of Chado and the spirit of “Wa Kei Sei Jaku” or “Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility”, the students watched the demonstration and participated in the tea-whisking workshop. Everyone … Read More

April 23, 2017 Japanese Tea Experience at Huntington

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, 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. The guests enjoyed the guided tour of the tea garden, tea house, and participated in the … Read More

April 6, 2017 Teicha at Seifuan

On April 6, 2017 we served tea at the Seifuan Tea House in the Huntington Gardens, San Marino California, for the guests from UC Santa Barbara. The participants enjoyed strolling through the Japanese gardens where the azalea is in broom, admired the tea house and its pathways and then moved to the bench. Under the blue sky, they received the … Read More

April 2, 2017 Chado Demonstration at SCI-Arc

Chado Demonstration. On April 2, 2017, we had Chado demonstration at Sci Arc, Sothern California Institute of Architecture, located in the art district of downtown L.A. The students, who study architecture with the advanced technology, seemed intrigued by the forever lasting beauty of Chado that has 400 years of history. After watching the Shunjudana temae demonstration, they participated in the … Read More

March 12, 2017 Rikyuki

Rikyuki, the memorial tea ceremony commemorate Rikyu, the great tea master, was held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Nichiren Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles. About 60 participants including the members of Orange County Association gathered to pay respect for Rikyu. The program included Hanayose-no-shiki, flower offering, Ku-cha, tea offering and To-Kinin-Shaza-no-shiki, one of the seven exercises formulated for … Read More

February 11, 2017 Asashi Gakuen tea demonstration

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, a Chado demonstration was held at Asahi Gakuen, a Japanese school. The 4th graders at the Santa Monica campus watched the tea demonstration and participated in the tea making workshop. The students enjoyed a bowl of tea in a proper manner. The parents as well as the teachers of Asahi Gakuen expressed their gratitude for … Read More