Consulate-General of Japan in Houston



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Reception on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Houston Association’s founding (October 19, 2018)

On Friday October 19th, Consul-General Fukushima had the opportunity to host a reception on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Houston Association’s founding at his official residence.

Among the attendees were Deputy Tea Master Soho Machida from the parent Urasenke Foundation, local association President Donna Cole, local association Chief of Administration Midori Mochizuki, and representatives from the Houston Mayor’s Office of Trade & International Affairs.
The Houston association was praised for its achievements in the region of supporting traditional Japanese culture and promoting deeper US-Japan understanding through the spirit of “wa kei sei jaku”; Urasenke’s teachings of “harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility”.
On this occasion, Executive Vice-President of Ito En Rona Tison presented a lecture concerning the health benefits of Japanese tea, and Japanese-style confectionary maker Kineya demonstrated their hand-crafted sweets. The occasion served as an opportunity to appreciate the multi-faceted charm of Japanese culture.