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.


LIT 223 Food and Tea in Japan

Fall 2018, Lecture Tue/Thur 11:45-1:15 Lab 1 (R) 1:30-3:00 or Lab11 (R) 3:15-4:45 Contact Professor Ikeda for information at

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