As part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival's centennial celebration of the gift of cherry trees from Japan to the U.S., the JICC invites you to experience a Japanese tea ceremony demonstration presented by the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Washington, D.C. Association.
The first 30 guests will have a chance to receive a cup of freshly whisked matcha, or powdered green tea. (Please note: Matcha will be given to the first 30 guests to arrive at the event.)
The Urasenke tradition of Chado - the "Way of Tea"- represents the quintessence of Japanese aesthetics and philosophies. You will experience the four principles of Chado-- "Wa, Kei, Sei, Jaku" (Harmony, Respect, Purity, Tranquility)--in this demonstration.
This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and will be provided to registered guests on a first come, first served basis. Registration does not guarantee guests a seat.