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Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-

 Photo: David Okrent

Photo: David Okrent

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.

Visitors will be seated on tatami mats (with option to take a seat on a stool just outside the tea room and still participate).

Please avoid jeans, bare feet, rings, and personal fragrances. 

Tea ceremonies will be offered beginning at 1 P.M. and 2 P.M. Reservations required. Tea ceremony tickets can be purchased by calling (206) 684-4725 or at