Outreach and Class Materials

W&L's vision for the Reeves Center tea room extends beyond its use as a university classroom. The tea room also serves as a unique venue in which W&L students and staff can share their knowledge of Japanese history, philosophy and traditional arts with the greater Lexington/Rockbridge County community.

In a region where Asian culture is scarce, W&L's chashitsu will serve equally in importance as a learning center that exposes residents in rural southwest Virginia to the material culture of Japan and invites them to have an authentic Japanese experience here at home, in the Shenandoah Valley.