Tea Presentations

Experience a 40-minute tea presentation inside the Shoseian Teahouse. Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $7 for Youth and we do require reservations. Visitors will be seated on tatami mats. Please avoid jeans, bare feet, rings, and personal fragrances. Tankokai and Omotesenke-ryu host this "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience on the following days:  at 1 and 2 p.m.

April 15 • April 22  • April 30 • May 13 • May 20 • May 28 • June 4 • June 8 • June 10 • June 25 • July 9 • July 13 • July 15 • August 12 • August 16  • August 19 • August 27 • September 16 • September 23 • October 7 • October 12 • October 14 • October 21

Presentations begin at 1 and 2 p.m.

 

Special Tea Gatherings

There will also be special opportunities to experience tea ceremonies during the Tanabata Festival on July 1, Moon Viewing Festival on September 9, Maple Viewing Festival on October 7 and 14.

TEA DEMONSTRATIONS

Tea demonstrations last approximately 40-minutes. Visitors can view the demonstrations from the patio at no charge. Shoseikai-ryu will host Chado demonstrations at 1 and 2 p.m. on the following days:

April 8 • May 6 • June 3 • July 8 • August 5 • September 2 • October 28

 

Accessibility

The Seattle Japanese Garden is a culturally authentic site, and for this reason some areas of the garden are not accessible to people with disabilities, including the garden immediately surrounding the tea house. We occasionally host accessible tea ceremonies in the Tateuchi Community Room. Please call to inquire about dates.