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. July's theme for Chaboshu presentation is "Ryo (涼)" which means 'cool'. We will show how Japanese people experienced 'coolness' through tea ceremony in hot summer. Bonus: if you attend the presentation in yukata, you get a surprise gift!
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., 2 P.M., and 3 P.M. Reservations required. Tea ceremony tickets can be purchased by calling (206) 684-4725.