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April 2018


Urasenke Chayu no Kai to Present Tea at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

  Saturday, April 21, seatings at 1, 2, 3, 4 p.m.
Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Arrive early to be seated for tea.

In support of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, the Urasenke Chayu no Kai, or Urasenke Friends of Tea Group, will be hosting tea gatherings throughout the afternoon. Please join them for a sweet and a bowl of tea. Location is the Tateuchi Auditorium in the Nihonmachi Little Friends Building at 1830 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Please visit sfcherryblossom.org or contact festival organizers at 415.563.2313 for additional festival information.


Class Chaji

Rice being prepared in the ro at chahangama chaji.

Sunday, April 8
Open to Foundation students

Welcoming guests to the formal chaji tea gathering is the raison d'être of studying chanoyu. One of the traditional forms of chaji is selected for study, with students taking the various responsibilities belonging to both host and guest. This opportunity to study and experience chaji is offered to full-time students of the Urasenke Foundation.


Introductory Tea Classes at CSU Sacramento

Wednesday afternoons

Held in the Nakatani Sokiku Tearoom inside the Library at CSU Sacramento, this series of ten lessons is 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

April 10 & 19

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. This month, educational programs will be presented for students from Park Day School. If your organization or school group is interested in scheduling a special program, 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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