The Garden will offer a free public demonstration of Chado, the Way of Tea in the Kashintei Tea House. We are honored to partner with Kashintei Kai who generously donate their time and knowledge to share this ancient and beautiful garden art form with our members and visitors.
While these demonstrations can seem quiet and foreign to an American audience, an understanding of the process’s steps and intentions helps the viewer appreciate what they are seeing. What we are meant to observe when watching such a special demonstration?
The Way of Tea is intrinsically linked to Japanese gardens and understanding the kokoro (heart) of Japanese gardening.