The Japanese Way of Tea Tea Ceremony

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Washington DC Association offers tea gatherings and tea-related events to explore the multifaceted world of Chado. The Association's goal is to promote amity and cultural exchange between Japan and the United States through the practice and teaching of the Way of Tea. Come enjoy the Zen-like serenity of a tea ceremony in the ideal surroundings of the Embassy of Japan's very own tea house, Ippakutei.

The tea house was designed by the architect Nahiko Emori, and is considered the greatest Japanese tea house of its kind outside of Japan. The tea house is rarely open to the public but the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with Chado Urasenke Tankokai, is proud to offer an open house and tea ceremony for the general public. Please join us for an afternoon of tranquility and traditional Japanese hospitality.

  • Session 1: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Session 2: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Session 3: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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