April 14, 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.

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

January 22, 2018 Chakai at Seifuan Tea House

On Monday, January 22, 2018, a tea gathering was held at the Seifuan tea house in the Japanese garden of The Huntington in San Marino, California. The main guest was Mr. Michikazu Taneda, a Kongo Scool Noh actor from Japan. He is visiting Los Angeles as part of Japan Cultural Envoy and will give a lecture on Noh at the … Read More

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

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