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

March 13, 2016 Rikyuki

Annual tea ceremony memorating Sen no Rikyu. It is considered one of the largest memorial services among Urasnke Chado events.