Originating in China and nurtured in Japan since ancient times, the vibrant tea culture of Chanoyu distills art, hospitality, and philosophy into a unprecedented, unrepeatable moment of serenity and beauty.

What is more, through the medium of offering and receiving a bowl of tea, Chanoyu provides a model for mindful living in a turbulent world.

Since 1981, the East-West Chanoyu Center has offered tea classes, demonstrations, and lectures for the broader community to enjoy and appreciate Japanese art and culture. We invite you to experience Chanoyu by participating in one of our activities or by arranging a special event or workshop for your organization.