17th Annual Hakone Daichakai
Sunday, October 29
A bowl of tea, when prepared according to the principles of the
Way of Tea, meets the human need for inner tranquility. Foremost in the international
practice of that notion, the Urasenke Tradition of Chanoyu will be represented
at the seventeenth Hakone Daichakai by the Urasenke Foundation San Francisco
and the Urasenke San Francisco Association. The Daichakai brings together tea
practitioners of different tea traditions in a beautiful setting. Omotesenke,
Urasenke, and Mushanokojisenke will host tea gatherings at various garden sites.
Tea practitioners and general public are welcome.
Advance registration is required. For more information, please visit the
Hakone Gardens website or contact John Larissou : larissou(at)gmail.com or 415.731.4327.
Chanoyu Presentations at Karakuan
Sokiku Nakatani Tearoom and Garden
California State University, Sacramento
These popular tea gatherings are held in the tearoom inside the
University Library, CSU Sacramento. The tearoom was named Karakuan
嘉楽庵 by Zabosai Oiemoto, sixteenth
generation master of Urasenke Konnichian. Gatherings are open to University
students and faculty as well as those who are interested in the Way of Tea.
Reservations are necessary. If your school or community group would like to
schedule a visit, please contact Sally Hitchcock at 916.278.5954.
For more information, go to the California
State University Library website.
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.