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

August 19 and 20, 2017 Nisei Week Chado Demonstration

In August, 2017, the 77th Nisei Week Festival was held in the Little Tokyo area of downtown Los Angeles. As part of the festival, we, Urasenke Tankokai Los Angeles Association presented chado demonstration at Japanese American Cultural and Community Center on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday July 20. As many as 700 people came to visit us during the weekend, … Read More

July 15 and 16, 2017 Chado Demonstration at Lotus Festival

Lotus Festival Chado Demonstration and Workshop The city of Los Angeles hosted “Lotus Festival” at Echo Park in downtown LA on Saturday, July 15 and on Sunday, July 16, 2017. We participated in the festival for the second time, following the last year’s big success. With a courtesy of the City, the chado demonstration and ‘make your own tea’ workshop … Read More

April 23 – May 14, 2017 Chado, Kado, Shodo Cultural Exhibition

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, as part of “EXPORE AND EXPERIENCE SADO, KADO, SHODO CULTURAL EXHIBITION” (April 23, 2017 – May 14, 2017) by JACCC, we, Urasenke Tankokai LA Association held Chado demonstration for about 50 participants. The venue had display of Ikebana, the Japanese flower arrangement (Kado) and Japanese calligraphy (Shodo). Tabi-dansu Shiba-date demonstration was presented to the participants. … Read More

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