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October 2019

Tearoom Open to the Public: Open Hearth

Monday, October 21, 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 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.


19th Annual Hakone Daichakai
Hakone Gardens
Saratoga, California

Sunday, October 13

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

October 8 & 9

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.

The First Tea of the New Year Tenshin Gathering Foundation Student's Gathering Hatsugama Open Hearth