Chaji - The Way of Tea 茶事
A Tea Ceremony Terms Glossary
This is a glossary of important words associated with the Japanese Formal Tea Ceremony and Tea Gardens. For a list of Japanese gardening terms, see Japanese Gardening Terms. a - c d - i j - n o - z aisatsu – greetingsazukibachi – a skillful...
Shoseian Tea House
A beautiful Japanese Friendship Garden with all of the classic features including a pond with Koi, a small waterfall, Japanese pine trees, lanterns, a bridge. a traditional tea house and local flora.
Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden 日加友好日本公園
The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden offers you an unforgettable experience, combining the beauty of nature in a serene setting. From the first spring blossom to the final autumn leaf, the Garden is an oasis of tranquility.
Step through the entrance gate, leave the bustle of everyday city life behind, and refresh your senses. A host or hostess in traditional Japanese clothing will greet you and highlight the Garden’s many features, or give you a guided tour.
Japanese Tea Garden at Sunken Gardens
Origins - The "Hole" Story. Like other gardens created from abandoned quarries, the Sunken Gardens in San Antonio's Brackenridge Park is a diamond created from stone. In this case, the...
Birmingham Botanical Garden
Officially opened by the Japanese Ambassador to the United States in 1967, this 7.5-acre site is actually an interwoven collection of gardens built in the Japanese style, replete with traditional architectural and garden elements.
Tsukubai つくばい – Design & Construction
Elliot Mitchnick discusses the design and construction of the Tsukubai, the traditional place of ritual cleansing in the inner Japanese Tea garden. If you have Japanese enabled on your browser, you will see most terms with their kanji. In addition, most terms have...
Chaji – A Formal Tea Gathering
A 5-part account of a formal Japanese tea ceremony by Elliot Mitchnick, who holds the rank of Junkyoju (Associate Professorship) of Urasenke, the 400 year old tradition of Tea headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. (If you have Japanese enabled on your browser, you will see...