October 20, 2019 Huntington Teahouse Tour & Tea Experience

Explore the traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony in a 90-minute program that includes a tour of The Huntington’s ceremonial teahouse and its surrounding tea garden, followed by a participatory tea ceremony in the Ikebana House. Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019 Time: Noon, 1, 2, & 3 p.m. Venue: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Fee: $15.* Register … Read More

August 10 & 11, 2019 Nisei Week Chado Demonstration

Nisei Week (二世週祭 Nisei-shū Matsuri) is an annual festival celebrating Japanese American culture and history in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Nisei means 2nd generation in Japanese, describing the first American born Japanese, a group which the nine-day festival was originally meant to attract. Though named for the Nisei generation, Nisei Week is no longer targeted at Niseis, nor is the … Read More

August 26, 2018 Japan House Chado demonstration and workshop

On Sunday, August 26, chado demonstration and workshop was held at the Japan House in Hollywood. Following London and Sao Paulo, Japan House Los Angeles is the new cultural home of Japan created by the Government of Japan. As part of the Grand Opening events, We presented the chado demonstration and ‘make your own tea’ workshop. Over 60 guests enjoyed … Read More

August 11, 2018 Long Beach Japanese Language School chado demonstration and workshop

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, we held chado demonstration and make-your-own-tea workshop at the Long Beach Japanese Language School. Over 80 students aging from kinder to adult participated in the event. After watching the bonryaku temae demonstration, each student tried their first tea making experience. It was great to see so many smiles who enjoyed the Japanese sweets from Kyoto … Read More

July 14 and 15, 2018 Lotus Festival

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

May 2, 2018 Chado demonstration for the students from Cal Poly Pomona

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.

April 22, 2018 Huntington Chado demonstration

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