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Celebrating a successful Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden

日本祭、初めてのお茶のデモンストレーション、大成功でした! みなさまのご協力、ご支援ありがとうございました。 Celebrating the Japanese Garden’s 40 year history, it was a joy to perform for its first time, the Japanese tea ceremony on Shoenberg stage. Thanks to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the setting to share the Way of Japanese Tea – Chado. And to all who helped in making it possible on stage. The […]

Tour Teahouse Island

Each year during the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, the private Teahouse Island is open for guided public tours. Allowed to cross the narrow cove and dobashi, or earthen bridge, guests can experience Teahouse Island. At the end of the bridge stands a snow-viewing lantern, yukimi-doro, a gift from St. Louis’s sister city […]

Tea life. Tea mind. A must read.

There are many books on the Tea Ceremony. An especially insightful one is written by Soshitsu Sen XV, the retired grand master of the Urasenke school of tea. The Tea Master tells how he mastered Chado, “The Way of Tea” – a perfect read for all learning chanoyu. In the book, Soshitsu Sen XV explains […]