Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstrations
Senshin'an - Japanese Tea Room in the Watson Pavilion 洗心庵
Washington and Lee University's new Japanese Tea Room was named Senshin'an 洗心庵 "Clearing-the-Mind Abode" by Sen Genshitsu, 15th-generation Grand Master of the Urasenke Tradition of Tea. This architectural treasure was built in the Watson Pavilion on campus, where it serves as a classroom laboratory for the study of Chanoyu 茶の湯, or the Way of Tea, and a center for cultural activities relating to the arts of Japan.
W&L students, who are interested in taking the LIT course on "Food and Tea in Japan" should contact Professor Ikeda at firstname.lastname@example.org. During this period of Covid 19 concerns, we will be following the university's guidelines about group events. If your group is interested in scheduling a tea ceremony demonstration, please contact J. Ikeda at the email address above or Tel. 540-458-8936.
For the hours and accesibility guidelines of the Watson Pavilion, contact the Reeves Center at (540) 458-8034.
LIT 223 will be offered Fall 2021. Consult the Course Offerings list for lecture and lab schedules.
LIT223 Food and Tea in Japan will be offered Winter 2021. This class is offered in-person only.