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Tea at Yu-Yu-An, the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence Tea House

Event Date: October 17, 2019

日本大使公邸 悠々庵における呈茶



Mrs. Sugiyama, the wife of the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S., held a luncheon for a group of about 30 distinguished ladies at the Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, DC. Our President, Dr. Ryuji Ueno, was also among the guests. During lunch, at Mrs. Sugiyama’s request, the Washington DC District Domonkai presented a brief history of Chanoyu and afterward performed a tea ceremony in the Yu-Yu-An Tea House. The guests were served tea and sweets in two sessions, during which we explained the process of the ceremony and answered many questions. We additionally set up a ryurei-style table in the lobby with tea utensils where interested guests could sit to have their photos taken and learn more about the utensils.

We received sincere expressions of thanks from Mrs. Sugiyama and others at the Embassy for providing so many enjoyable opportunities for their guests to learn and ask questions about Yu-Yu-An, Chanoyu, and Japanese culture. It felt like a very appropriate outreach activity for those of us in the U.S. capital city.

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