The Senshin'an Tea Room in the Watson Pavilion 洗心庵

The art of tea, or chanoyu, developed in the urban areas of 16th-century Japan. The tea room in which it is practiced came to be known as a "mountain dwelling within the city."

Today, in the quiet Watson Galleries, which is located off the busy path of the Colonnade that distinguishes the front campus of Washington and Lee University, the Senshin'an Japanese Tea Room is beautiful space of quiet and retreat. This simple but beautifully architected space offers a momentary escape from the intensity of college life, and a means of sharing a contemplative moment with others.

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