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Rare Tea Ceremony

Saturday, May 21st, 2022 at 10:00 am2:00 pm | Free

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LAWAI — The Lawai International Center will host a traditional ancient Japanese tea ceremony presented by the Urasenke Kaua’i Kyoukai Tea Association on Saturday, May 21st  at 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m.


This rare experience will be held in the Center’s Hall of Compassion, a hand-carved replica of 13th-century architecture that was built by the hands and hearts of masters in Asia and assembled by volunteers on Kaua’i.


Soothing shakuhachi (ancient Japanese flute) music by Ray Nitta opens each session. As the tea ceremony members mature with each season, this might be their last year to offer the experience.


There will be 20 seats available per session.  Reservations are required. The suggested minimum donation is $40, For reservations, text, or call (808) 639-5952 or email info@lawaicenter.org .


The Lawai International Center, a non-profit community project, is an archaeological and cultural treasure in a valley that has long been recognized as a healing sanctuary. In 1904, the first generation of Japanese immigrants built 88 shrines replicating an ancient pilgrimage of 88 temples in Shikoku, Japan. Today, the Center is the only such site existing outside of Japan and is one of the oldest Buddhist temple sites in the country. Volunteers are bringing these shrines and this valley back to prominence as an international center for compassion, education, and cultural understanding.  For more information about the Center, visit www.lawaicenter.org.


This special event is made possible with the generous support of the Hawai’i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program.


Event Details:

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
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For More Info:

Contact: Lynn Muramoto
Phone: (808) 639-4300

Supported By:

Hawaii Tourism Authority

Event Location:

Lawai International Center

Omao, HI United States