Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Free First Thursday August: 9th Annual Wandering & Wondering | Butoh Performance & Exhibit Opening
Aug
1
3:30 PM15:30

Free First Thursday August: 9th Annual Wandering & Wondering | Butoh Performance & Exhibit Opening

An exhibit featuring photographs of the annual site-specific event Wandering and Wondering held at the Seattle Japanese Garden and other Butoh artists will open on August 1.

This Free First Thursday event will also feature a 3-hour Butoh performance in which takes place throughout the garden.

Join us on Thursday, August 2 from 3:30 – 6:30pm and explore the world of Butoh. Admission to the garden is free for everyone for Free First Thursday.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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Family Saturday August: Kendama Workshop by the Gallagher Twins
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Family Saturday August: Kendama Workshop by the Gallagher Twins

Bring your family to experience the world of kendama in the garden!

Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy that originally became popular during the Edo period. Kendama regained its popularity in recent years and competitions are held in many parts of the world.

Join us on Saturday, August 10, 11am-1pm for a demonstration and a fun family-friendly kendama experience lead by the 2018 Gloken Kendama World Cup winner, Nick Gallagher, and his twin brother, Zack Gallagher.

Free garden admission to all youth 12 and younger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Family Saturday.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
23
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

This tea ceremony will be held during our annual Maple Festival! Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the garden, and very popular. We recommend that you arrive at least a half hour before your tea ceremony begins to guarantee time to park and make your way into the garden.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

This tea ceremony will be held during our annual Maple Festival! Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the garden, and very popular. We recommend that you arrive at least a half hour before your tea ceremony begins to guarantee time to park and make your way into the garden.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

This tea ceremony will be held during our annual Maple Festival! Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the garden, and very popular. We recommend that you arrive at least a half hour before your tea ceremony begins to guarantee time to park and make your way into the garden.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

View Event →
Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
6
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

This tea ceremony will occur during our popular summer Tanabata Star Festival! We recommend that you arrive at least a half hour before your tea ceremony begins to guarantee time to park and make your way into the garden.

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Family Saturday July: Tanabata Star Festival
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Family Saturday July: Tanabata Star Festival

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Join us for the annual Japanese star festival! Tanabata 七夕 at the garden is a family-friendly event that we celebrate with magnificent colors, craft making, and a tradition of writing wishes. 

The origin of Tanabata comes from the legend of Orihime and Hikoboshi, star crossed lovers separated by the Milky Way. Each year on the evening of July 7th, Orihime and Hikoboshi are allowed to reunite for one night only. In Japan, Tanabata is celebrated by decorating bamboo branches with origami ornaments and tanzaku, poems or wishes written on small strips of paper. 

Or garden visitors will have the opportunity to write wishes and tie them to bamboo sticks in the garden. Garden tours will be offered at 12:30. The Tateuchi Community Room will be open for guests to enjoy complimentary tea, and an art exhibit, featuring the winning works from the Photography Member Contest.

Family hanging their wishes on bamboo (Photo: Aurora Santiago)

Family hanging their wishes on bamboo (Photo: Aurora Santiago)

The festival will also feature an energetic performance by UW Taiko Kai and Japanese sword demonstration by Seibu-ryu School of Iai-Battojutsu, and origami.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE: 

11:00 am - 3:00 pm      Tanzaku Wishing Station

11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Taiko performance by UW Taiko Kai

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm       Origami

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm       Tea Ceremony by Tankokai (Tickets required)

1:30pm - 2:00 pm        Japanese sword demonstration by Seibu-ryu School of Iai-Battojutsu

Traditional Tea Ceremony presentations will be held at the Shoseian Tea House at 1, 2, and  and 3p.m. A limited number of tickets are available at $10 for adults and $7 for youth. Tea ceremony tickets can be reserved by calling the ticket booth at (206) 684-4725. 

Event is free with regular garden admission and no advance tickets are required. Click here for Garden admission rates.  Admission is free for youth 12 and under from 10am to 3pm on Family Saturdays.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
5
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

View Event →
Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Family Saturday June: Kamishibai (Storyboard Theatre) by Youth Theatre Northwest
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Family Saturday June: Kamishibai (Storyboard Theatre) by Youth Theatre Northwest

Join us on Saturday, June 15th for a production of Kamishibai story-telling by Cory Southwell and students of the Youth Theatre Northwest.

Kamishibai is a form of Japanese street theatre that was popularized in the early 1900’s and through the Great Depression. Kamishibai stories were told through a series of 12-16 large paper panels placed in a wooden frame strapped to the back of a bicycle to make it easy to transport from town to town.

6/15 Performance Schedule:

First Set @11:00 a.m.: “The Three Magic Charms” & “The Wizard of Oz”

Second Set @12:00 p.m.: “The Kappa and the Carpenter” & “The Ogre That Wanted to be Human”

Free admission to all youth 12 and younger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Family Saturday.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Free First Thursday June: Photography Member Contest Exhibit
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Free First Thursday June: Photography Member Contest Exhibit

This exhibit will showcase the winning works by the Seattle Japanese Garden photography members. Join us in celebrating their talent and dedication during an opening reception on Thursday, June 6th.

Free garden admission for all after 1 p.m. on June 6 for Free First Thursday. Light refreshments provided. The On-the-Wall exhibit will be on display through the end of July.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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Arts in the Park Dementia-Friendly Watercolor Class
May
21
10:00 AM10:00

Arts in the Park Dementia-Friendly Watercolor Class

Nature explorations and art opportunities for people living with memory loss and family and friends!

Each session includes time to explore the garden, a painting activity led by a skilled Elderwise facilitator, and light refreshments. Fee: $20 for the series. Morning or afternoon session. One care partner per participant welcome at no additional charge. Space is limited!

Register by 4/29 with Cayce: 206-615-0100, cayce.cheairs@seattle.gov

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Arts in the Park Dementia-Friendly Watercolor Class
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Arts in the Park Dementia-Friendly Watercolor Class

Nature explorations and art opportunities for people living with memory loss and family and friends!

Each session includes time to explore the garden, a painting activity led by a skilled Elderwise facilitator, and light refreshments. Fee: $20 for the series. Morning or afternoon session. One care partner per participant welcome at no additional charge. Space is limited!

Register by 4/29 with Cayce: 206-615-0100, cayce.cheairs@seattle.gov

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Family Saturday May: Koi Day
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Family Saturday May: Koi Day

After an adventurous winter of heavy snow and a major pond restoration project, koi at the Seattle Japanese Garden are looking forward to our friendly visitors (and a feast)!

Koi at the Seattle Japanese Garden are awake from their winter hibernation and ready to eat. For our May Family Saturday on May 11th from 11 am to 1 pm, we’ll have free koi food, craft, and Koi Q & A.

FREE admission to all youth 12 and younger from 10 am to 2 pm for Family Saturday.

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Arts in the Park Dementia-Friendly Watercolor Class
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Arts in the Park Dementia-Friendly Watercolor Class

Nature explorations and art opportunities for people living with memory loss and family and friends!

Each session includes time to explore the garden, a painting activity led by a skilled Elderwise facilitator, and light refreshments. Fee: $20 for the series. Morning or afternoon session. One care partner per participant welcome at no additional charge. Space is limited!

Register by 4/29 with Cayce: 206-615-0100, cayce.cheairs@seattle.gov

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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Free First Thursday May: Oshibana Demonstration by Norimi Kusanagi
May
2
5:00 PM17:00

Free First Thursday May: Oshibana Demonstration by Norimi Kusanagi

Norimi Kusanagi, a Bainbridge Island resident creates art by arranging the pressed leaves and flower petals to reflect nature’s simple elegance. This technique is called ‘Oshi (press) bana (flower)’ in Japan.

Join us on Thursday, May 2, 5pm – 6:30pm in the Tateuchi Community Room for a demonstration and a hands-on experience with Norimi. Norimi’s original artwork as well as her pressed flower greeting cards and posters will be sold during the event.

Entry to the garden is FREE from 1pm to closing for Free First Thursday. Light refreshments provided.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Family Saturday April: Origami in the Garden
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Family Saturday April: Origami in the Garden

For Family Saturday in April, the Seattle Japanese Garden is hosting Origami in the Garden in the Tateuchi Community Room. The event will be joined by P.A.P.E.R., Puget Area Paperfolding Enthusiasts Roundtable, who will be showing us how to fold spring-themed origami.

Please join us for Origami in the Garden and learn how to make flowers, butterflies, and more!

Entry to the garden will be FREE for youth 12 and younger from 10am to 2pm for Family Saturday.

On The Walls: Haiga Collection by Fumiko Kimura will be on display through May 29, 2019.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

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.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools.

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