Peacefulness through a Bowl of Tea
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 of the Watson Pavilion, contact the Reeves Center at (540) 458-8034.
The Watson Pavilion will remain closed through the end of December 2020.
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