Senshin'an - Japanese Tea Room in the Watson Pavilion 洗心庵

Washington and Lee University's new Japanese Tea Room was named Senshin'an 洗心庵 "Clearing-the-Mind Abode" by Sen Genshitsu, 15th-generation Grand Master of the Urasenke Tradition of Tea. This architectural treasure was built in the Watson Pavilion on campus, where it serves as a classroom laboratory for the study of Chanoyu 茶の湯, or the Way of Tea, and a center for cultural activities relating to the arts of Japan.  For the hours of the Watson Pavilion, contact the Reeves Center.

W&L students, who are interested in taking the LIT course on "Food and Tea in Japan" should contact Professor Ikeda at  If you or your group is interested in scheduling a tea ceremony demonstration, please contact J. Ikeda at the email address above or Tel. 540-458-8936.


Final Exam Tea

Final Exam Tea for W&L Students on 4/10/16 Sunday evening. Stop by for any amount of time between 8:00-9:30 pm for sweets and a bowl of green tea. Clear your mind!

Women and Girl's Day Tea

The W&L Chanoyu Tea Society will be hosting a Women and Girl’s Day tea ceremony, Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the Japanese Tea Room, Senshin’an. There will be three seatings: 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30. Tickets are free and available from March 1st at the Reeves Center.