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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu

Photo courtesy of Terry Kinjo

Photo courtesy of Terry Kinjo

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.

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 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. Learn more about the theme for each of Chaboshu’s tea presentations on their Facebook.

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 the garden Gatehouse at (206) 684-4725.

Earlier Event: October 3
Maple Festival 2019
Later Event: October 12
Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu