Dear Tea Practitioner;
Well it is once again time for our
yearly tea gathering. This year I must apologize for being a little
late getting out proper notification. We appreciate your continued
support. We should all be grateful to the administration of Hakone
Gardens for continuing to make this possible.
We hope that all of you will join us
if you can so that this event can continue into the future.
Last year we had some extraordinary expenses due to the visit
of the Yabunouchi Wakasosho and I promised to lower this year's
fee so it will be $55 rather than $60.
We will be returning to what is for us a normal format of
three tea ceremonies and a small lunch with no demonstration.
As always there are limitations on participation do to the
capacity of the various sites.
Please send in your applications as soon as possible.
As much as possible I would like to let you choose so what
follows are the various sites. Keep in mind that there are limits
and attendance must be on a "first come first serve"
basis. Therefore we can not guarantee your choices but we will
do our best. Groups of more than two are often not possible. However
we do suggest attending with a friend.
[Foundation] Koicha/tatami 5
chairs 20 (5-chairs)
Wisteria Pavilion Urasenke
Lower House Roji Omotesenke Usucha/tatami
Lower House Mushanokojisenke
Please let us know if you require a vegetarian
lunch. A phone number and Email address are necessary to provide
us with a means of contacting you. All contact information will
be kept confidential and not distributed to others.
We hope that this event will be a welcome break during these difficult
times. We look forward to seeing you in October.
Please mail the application form and send it along with a check
made out to Hakone Foundation for $55, per person attending, to:
Hakone Daichakai c/o John Larissou, 2651-25th Ave, San Francisco
The registration deadline is Oct 9, 2010.
Tickets will be distributed during the registration period.
If you submit an Email address I can acknowledge receipt of your
Location: Hakone Gardens
Big Basin Way, Saratoga. California
(just outside of the town of Saratoga off of Highway 9)
Schedule:Sunday, October 16, 2011
For further information please contact: John Larissou at (415)
731-0622, e-mail email@example.com
Name of Participant: ____________________________________
Telephone Number:__________________ Email
Address: ______________________________ [For Daichakai use only]
Name of Tea school you practice: ___________________________
Tea preferences* 1st_________________2nd__________________3rd_____________________
Special Request*: ____________________________________________________
*Please let us know if you wish to have
a vegetarian bento, have difficulty sitting and would prefer ryurei
seki only, preferences for schools of tea you would like to attend
or other seating preferences. We will attempt to accommodate all
requests but, with the exception of the vegetarian bento, cannot
Please send this form along with your check for $55, per person
attending, made payable to the Hakone Foundation to:
Hakone Daichakai c/o John Larissou, 2651-25th AVE, San Francisco,
no later than OCT. 9, 2011.