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 17, 2019 Sotanki

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, the annual Sotanki was conducted at Nichiren Temple to commemorate the great tea master, Sotan, who was Grand Master III. This was a first fundraising Sotanki with a meal. First, sixty-eight people enjoyed tenshin, a light meal. Then all participants moved to the tearoom. There was a scroll of “kanza shofu wo kiku”- when you … Read More

November 19, 2017 Sotanki

On Sunday, November 19, Sotanki, a memorial tea gathering in honor of Sen Sotan, was held at Nichiren Buddhist Temple. It started with Hanayose (flower offering), followed by Ku-cha (tea offering to Sotan) and Dr. Corbett’s lecture about “Women in Tea History.”