January 10, 2021 General Meeting and Hatsudate Ceremony

On Sunday, January 10, 2021, the general meeting (UTLAA members only) and Hatsudate ceremony were held, fully remote. Sixty-nine people attended the Hatsudate Ceremony, including guests from Urasenke Tankokai Orange County Association. In her opening remarks, Chief of Administration Robinson expressed pleasure to be able to hold activities like the wagashi workshops and Sotanki in 2020, and wished the new … Read More

November 15, 2020 Sotanki

Sotanki ZOOMNovember 15, 2020On Sunday, November 15, 2020, the annual Sotanki was conducted at Showaken, the late Mme. Sosei Matsumoto’s tearoom and virtually to commemorate Sotan, the Grand Master Ⅲ. The host, Mr. Soyu Garcia, the assistant, Mr. Sogen Charnof, and the head guest, Mme. Soyu Uyesugi gathered at the venue, and 46 other participants joined via Zoom due to … Read More

November 7, 8, 9, 2020 Urasenke Tankokai North America Chado Relay

This year, after the Hatsudate-shiki, a coronavirus pandamic outbreak forced us to cancel regular events. But we were able to participate in the Urasenke Tankokai North American Chado Relay, which was planned by the Urasenke Tankokai Associations in North American for the purpose of ” We can overcome these difficult times by joining together and receiving strength from each other. … Read More

October 24, 2020 Wagashi Making Workshop “Nerikiri 202”

Wagashi Making Workshop “Nerikiri 202” ZOOMOctober 24, 2020On October 24, 2020, the day when the autumn breeze finally blew into Los Angeles, we held the second Japanese sweets-making workshop over Zoom. This time, it was conducted as a fundraising event. Thirty-six people, including association members and their friends, applied to participate, and several groups participated with their children. We learned … Read More