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July 2019

Tearoom Open to the Public: Open Hearth

Wednesday, July 17, 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: Reservations are necessary and must be secured with a check.
Please telephone 415.433.6553 or email contact@urasenke.org 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.


Class Chaji

Guests to an asa chaji enjoy omogashi as early morning light fills the room.

Sunday, July 14
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.


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

Zabosai Oiemoto, sixteenth generation master of Urasenke Konnichian, bestowed the name Karakuan 嘉楽庵 on this tearoom, housed in the University Library at California State University, Sacramento. During the school year, a series of popular tea gatherings are hosted here by Urasenke Foundation San Francisco. On July 12, a special tea gathering will be held for Jan Ken Po Gakko, a school for young students of Japanese language. 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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