News and Announcements


LIT 223 Food and Tea in Japan

Fall 2018, Lecture Tue/Thur 11:45-1:15 Lab 1 (R) 1:30-3:00 or Lab11 (R) 3:15-4:45 Contact Professor Ikeda for information at

Final Exam Tea

Final Exam Tea for W&L Students on 4/10/16 Sunday evening. Stop by for any amount of time between 8:00-9:30 pm for sweets and a bowl of green tea. Clear your mind!

Women and Girl's Day Tea

The W&L Chanoyu Tea Society will be hosting a Women and Girl’s Day tea ceremony, Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the Japanese Tea Room, Senshin’an. There will be three seatings: 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30. Tickets are free and available from March 1st at the Reeves Center.

Mr. Toshio OHI to speak at W&L

Mr. Toshio OHI, 11th-generation descendant of the illustrious Ohi family of potters in the city of Kanazawa, will be giving a talk at Washington and Lee University on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10 am-11 am in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library. The title of his talk is The Cultural Importance of the Tea Bowl, A Venerated Tradition in Japan.

Alumni Children’s Tea Ceremony Sessions

Children of Alumni, please join us Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Senshin’an Tearoom in the Watson Pavilion for a session on the Japanese Tea Ceremony: 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am. These will be 30-minute sessions specifically designed for children to learn and participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

W&L Chanoyu Tea Society hosts Women and Girl's Day Tea

Observe a traditional Tea Ceremony by W&L students and enjoy sweets and a bowl of green tea. Saturday, March 7, 2015; three seatings of 2:00,2:30 and 3:00. Tickets for this event are free, but required. Free tickets must be picked up at the Reeves Center between 9-4, Monday through Friday.

Final Exam Tea for Fall Term 2014

Come by the Senshin'an Tea Room in the Watson Pavilion for a quick study break and a hot bowl of Japanese green tea, Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7-8:30 pm.

Public Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstrations

The Japanese Tea Room, Senshin'an, in the Watson Pavilion will be hosting an open house on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 2:00pm-3:30pm. Students will be doing tea ceremony demonstrations on the half hour. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Janet Ikeda,

Girl's Day Tea

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some green tea, Japanese sweets, and a performance of the Japanese Tea Ceremony on Saturday, March 15, 2014, beginning at 2:00pm