The First Tea of the New Year
2023 is the Year of the
Rabbit, the fourth sign of the zodiac.
The tearoom in early January is a marvelous environment. Auspicious
decorations accompany these gatherings that reflect the zodiac sign of the
rabbit and the emperor's poetic theme, 友 (tomo, friend).
DATE: Sunday, January 8
TIME: 12 noon
RSVP: Open to vaccinated students of the Foundation. $35 for
members. RSVP by January 5.
Hatsugama (thin tea and hanabiramochi)
DATE: Monday, January 16
TIME: 5 p.m.
RSVP: Space is limited. Reservations are necessary and must be
secured with a check. For everyone's safety, all attendees must
have been vaccinated. The fee is $35 for members, $40
for non-members. Please call 415.433.6553 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat by January 12.
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.