The East-West Chanoyu Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization established in Seattle in 1981 by the Urasenke Foundation of Kyoto, in cooperation with the University of Washington and the Washington Park Arboretum Foundation Seattle Japanese Garden, to share the art and culture of Chanoyu.
Through partnerships that include the Seattle Art Museum and the Everett Community College Nippon Business Institute we bring Chanoyu programs to the regional community.
The Center is the setting for tea classes, seasonal tea events, and workshops. It is located in a three-story townhouse in the Hawthorne Hills neighborhood near Seattle Children's Hospital. The Center has an eight tatami mat tearoom, a four-and-a-half tatami mat tearoom, a table tearoom, and a garden.
Call or email to make an appointment to visit the Center, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00AM-4:00PM.