Chanoyu: The Japanese Way of Tea Tea Ceremony

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

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 20 guests will have a chance to receive a cup of freshly whisked matcha, or powdered green tea.

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.


  • 12:30 - Video Screening
  • 12:45 - Tea Demonstration
  • 1:40 - Serving Tea (to the first 20 guests), Q&A
  • 1:45 - End of Event

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