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.
Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early, as each ceremony will begin on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted once the ceremony has started. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and close at 3 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please note that space is very limited and registration does not guarantee guests will be given their first choice session.
Registered guests will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in the event of cancellation.
Tea ceremony will be postponed in the event of adverse weather. In such case, we will contact registered guests by e-mail, so guests are advised to check for an e-mail the night of October 29.