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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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Maple Festival 2019 | Free First Thursday: Dementia-friendly Watercolor Exhibit Opening
Oct
3
1:00 PM13:00

Maple Festival 2019 | Free First Thursday: Dementia-friendly Watercolor Exhibit Opening

Maple Festival is finally here! To celebrate the start of this popular festival, we’re excited to welcome you to the opening reception for an eye-opening watercolor collection by a group of artists from the Seattle Parks and Recreation's Dementia-Friendly Recreation program.

Opening reception is on Thursday, October 3, from 3-4:45pm in the Tateuchi Community Room. Admission to the garden is FREE after 1pm for Free First Thursday. Light refreshments provided.

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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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Family Saturday: Maple Festival 2019
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Family Saturday: Maple Festival 2019

(Photo: Aurora Santiago)

(Photo: Aurora Santiago)

(Family Saturday – Free admission for youth under 12 from 10am – 2pm)

- Self-guided Maple Tour Brochures available all day -

11 am - 3 pm Maple Scavenger Hunt & Maple Origami

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Taiko Performance by Kaze Daiko

1 – 2 pm Kids Illustration Workshop by Liz Wong

1pm / 2pm / 3pm Tea Ceremony provided by Urasenke Tankokai

($10 tickets sold separately)

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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.

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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
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
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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Family Saturday September: Respect for Elders Day - Book Reading & Watercolor Demonstration by Sanae Ishida
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Family Saturday September: Respect for Elders Day - Book Reading & Watercolor Demonstration by Sanae Ishida

The Seattle Japanese Garden will celebrate Respect for Elders Day as our Family Satuday event for the month of September.

In honor of this Japanese holiday (敬老の日 - Monday, September 16, 2019 in Japan), admission is FREE for all seniors as well as youth 12 and under from 10am - 2pm. From 11am-1pm, we welcome back Sanae Ishida for a reading of the newest edition to her Little Kunoichi series Ba-chan the Ninja Grandma a story of Little Kunoichi’s wise, creative, and eccentric grandmother and a hands-on watercolor demonstration.

Mark your calendar for a beautiful day in the garden with your loved ones?

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Free First Thursday September: Natural Dye Demonstration by Botanical Colors
Sep
5
4:00 PM16:00

Free First Thursday September: Natural Dye Demonstration by Botanical Colors

Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors will be showing us how to dye fabric with indigo, a plant also known as Indigofera tinctoria.

Demonstration will be held in the Tateuchi Community Room from 4pm-5:30pm and is FREE with garden admission. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early!

Garden admission is also FREE to everyone after 1pm for Free First Thursday. Complimentary light refreshments provided.

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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
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
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
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
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
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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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 after 1pm for Free First Thursday.

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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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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
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
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
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.

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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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