Shoseian Japanese Teahouse
1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201


Sun, October 15, 2023


11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Trick or Tea

Urasenke Takokai Los Angeles Association’s Youth Group presents a “Trick or Tea” Halloween themed tea ceremony demonstration.

Learn about Japanese ghoulish ghosts, see Halloween utensils, and savor ceremonial grade matcha, with a Japanese Halloween treat!

Guests are welcome to participate in a Halloween costume.

What is “Chado”?

The Japanese word, “Chado”, literally means ‘the way of tea,’ and is commonly used in English to refer to traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Chado centers on the concept of the host and the guest spending a mutually heartwarming time together over a bowl of matcha tea. The host aims to serve the guest an unforgettably satisfying bowl of tea, and the guest responds with thankfulness.

Both of them realize that the time shared can never be repeated; it is a ‘once in a lifetime’ occasion. While primary visual representation of Chado remains the simple and sincere exchange of a bowl of tea between host and guest, the process of studying Chado requires an understanding of other areas of Japanese culture, including but not limited to, art, philosophy, religion, architecture, landscape, crafts, and cuisine.

At the very beginning of this event, Harvard-Westlake Parents Mindfulness Club, Harvard-Westlake Ohana and the Harvard-Westlake Japanese Affinity Group (JAG) warmly welcomes you to Trick or Tea!



General: $35 | Members: $25 | Students: $20

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