Join us for a 40-minute Japanese Tea Ceremony presentation, "Introduction to Chanoyu". You'll have a chance to sit in a tatami-mat lined tea room, observe the restrained ritual movements of tea preparation, and taste the carefully prepared tea as well as an accompanying sweet treat.
Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. 16th-century master Sen no Rikyu refined Chado, and the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic of simplicity and humility he taught had widespread influence, including on the architecture of tea gardens.
Our Shoseian Teahouse offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience a 40-minute tea presentation in a traditional roji garden setting.
Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $7 for Youth and reservations are required. Please note: visitors will be seated on tatami mats. We request participants to avoid bare feet, jeans, rings, and personal fragrances.