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Vance Kinoshita and Yuki Tomei hosted over 60 guests at the monthly tsukigama at Hanyoan on December 30, 2023.  We quietly enjoyed a bowl of tea together during the last days of the year.



This 1st of October 2023, with permission from Hounsaai Daisosho and Zabousai Oiemoto, Yonezawa Sosho sensei, his tea friends and students from Kyoto hosted a tea gathering in Hawai'i. We enjoyed this rare opportunity for a tea exchange between Japan and Hawai'i. All beautiful and meaningful tea utensils were brought from Kyoto.


The sweets maker, Yukimatsukyokushodo from Komatsu, Ishikawa, demonstrated wagashi making and provided freshly made delectable sweets.

Hanyoan was brimming with Yonezawa sensei's heart-filled thoughts. Thank you very much again for sharing your aloha through TEA, Yonezawa sensei's family! We sincerely appreciate being able to enjoy this great experience, creating lasting warm memories. We are grateful for your visit and your tremendous generosity bestowed in this shared journey.

Upcoming Events

February 13, 2024             Lecture by Dr. Genshitsu Sen, "The Spirit of Tea and 

                                          Peacefulness" at UHM Campus Center Ballroom, 1:30-2:45

                                          p.m., Reception 3:00-4:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by UHM CJS

                                          Way of Tea Center and the History Department.

February 15, 2024             The Hawai'i State House will recognize and commemorate

                                          the 50th anniversary of Jaku'an on the UH campus with a

                                          ceremony to be held with Dr. Sen at the Hawaii State Capitol                                            House of Representatives at 12:00 noon.

March 31, 2024                 Rikyu-ki at Hanyoan 10:00 a.m. - noon

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