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December 2019

Foundation Year-End Chakai

Sunday, December 8, 2:30 p.m.
RSVP: Reservations are necessary.

As the end of year approaches, a gathering will be held to celebrate all that has transpired in this Year of the Boar and to thank everyone for their support throughout the past year. There will be an usucha seki followed by potluck. Foundation members' friends and family are welcome.



The Last Gathering of the Year

Monday, December 30, 6:30 p.m.
RSVP: Reservations are necessary and must be secured with a check.
Please telephone 415.433.6553 to make a reservation or for more information.
$45 for members, $50 for non-members

On the last evening of the year, people throughout the world whose hearts incline towards tea gather around the sunken hearth to reflect on the passing year and anticipate the new. In addition to tea and sweets, guests will receive a bowl of toshikoshi soba (buckwheat noodles) to ensure continued good fortune and a long life.


Educational Gatherings

The Foundation welcomes school groups (kindergarten through university) and other groups for lecture-presentations at its tearoom facilities. These occasions are individually designed to the interests of each group such as language, literature, aesthetics, philosophy, or history. Please telephone 415.433.6553 to make arrangements.


Northern California Chayu no Kai Events

The Northern California Chayu no Kai or Friends of Tea Association provides opportunities for camaraderie and the enjoyment of the culture of tea among practitioners of the Way of Tea. You need not be a member of the Urasenke Foundation San Francisco to participate, Chayu no Kai membership is open to all. Activities are based on knowledge of tea practice. Chayu no Kai events include regular kagetsu classes in addition to various workshops, chakai and chaji throughout the year. Please call the Urasenke Foundation at 415.433.6553 for more information on joining.

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