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February 2019


Tearoom Open to the Public: Open Hearth

Monday, February 25, 6:00 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.
$30 in advance, $35 at door

Open to all, this monthly lecture-presentation tea gathering is a wonderful first-hand introduction to the Way of Tea. Come be a guest to savor the atmosphere and flavors of the tearoom. Explore the subtle variations of each season along with experiencing the underlying history and philosophy of the Way of Tea. Reservations are necessary and must be secured with a check. Please call 415.433.6553 or email contact@urasenke.org for more information.


Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco: The Way of Tea Program

February 8
If you are interested in applying for your class or organization for next year and would like more information, please contact ryan.okada@sr.mofa.go.jp

To promote a deeper understanding of Japan in the local community, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco has invited the Urasenke Foundation San Francisco to present its 2019 Way of Tea Program. Each gathering will cover the history and practice of the Way of Tea through hands-on participation. The Way of Tea will be discussed in terms relevant to the class topic for each group that attends. The program is open to school groups from elementary through college level. More information about the program may be found on the Consulate-General's site.


Introductory Tea Classes at CSU Sacramento

Wednesdays from February 6

Held in the Nakatani Sokiku Tearoom inside the Library at CSU Sacramento, these lessons are open to University students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members interested in the Way of Tea. If you would like more information, please contact the Foundation at 415.433.6553 or contact@urasenke.org.


Chanoyu Presentations at Karakuan
Sokiku Nakatani Tearoom and Garden
California State University, Sacramento

February 7 & 12

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.


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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