A look inside of Seattle’s two Japanese teahouses

Near the end of March I had the honor of attending the Urasenke-Foundation hosted Founder’s Day Tea Ceremony at Shoseian (“Arbor of the Murmuring Pines”), inside of the Seattle Japanese Garden. The following month I attended the lecture/demonstration of Chanoyu at Seattle Art Museum, again sponsored by the Urasenke Foundation.

Details on these two experiences can be found in the article I wrote for the May issue of Tea Muse.

The photograph above shows offerings of tea and sweets at the celebration honoring Sen no Rikyu, founder of the Urasenke School.

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4 Comments

  1. Thanks Cinnabar,

    I look forward to reading your article on Tea Muse

  2. Great article!!! and lovely pics!!!! Tea

    • Thank you! Fortunately they didn’t mind me taking a couple of photos after the ceremony was finished. The garden itself is wonderful too.